Netflix Sets Thanksgiving Premiere for ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

Netflix will launch its dramedy series She’s Gotta Have It this Thanksgiving (Nov. 23), the network said Monday.

The series is a contemporary update of Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film of the same name about a twentysomething artist struggling to define herself and define her time between her job and three lovers. DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) stars as the series' lead character Nola Darling, said Netflix.

 Lee will direct all 10 episodes of the series, with Tonya Lewis Lee serving as executive producer for the series.

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