She’s Gotta Have It, but why doesn’t Netflix?
After a very short-lived two seasons, Spike Lee’s 1996 feature film She’s Gotta Have It has been cancelled by Netflix, the top streaming platform. Two months into the release of the second season of the show came the report of its cancellation. Fortunately for the viewers out there, Spike will set shop the series on a different stream.
The first season premiered on the 23rd of November on 2017 while the second installment dropped on the 24th of May.
In the series, DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, the free-spirited artist torn between her creativity or giving herself to the corporate life, alongside her mostly-sometimes boyfriend Mars Blackmon played by Anthony Ramos with friends Opal played by Ilfenesh Hadera, Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony, Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent, Clorinda Bradford played by Margot Bingham, Shemekka Epps played by Chyna Layne and Winnie Win played by Fat Joe.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, said “Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series She’s Gotta Have It to Netflix.”
“While this is our last season, we’re very proud that it will be on our service for years to come, and excited to be working with Spike on his upcoming Netflix film Da 5 Bloods.” You know what they say, right? When a door closes, an even bigger door… opens? Well, let’s just say we’re all excited for Spike’s new upcoming Netflix film!
Following the the report issued by Netflix about the unexpected drop of the platform’s second-quarter especially in the United States, it has been believed that the cancellation was due to the platform’s need to clean “subpar” content, together with the price increase. Just not a good combination for the leading streaming platform.