Netflix releases the She’s Gotta Have It season 2 trailer. Created by Spike Lee, the dramedy series is based on his 1986 film of the same name. Season 1 premiered in November 2017 and She's Gotta Have It was renewed for season 2 in January 2018.
In She’s Gotta Have It, DeWanda Wise stars as Brooklyn artist Nola Darling. During the 10-episode season 1, she explores her creativity while balancing relationships with different men. Lee directed the entirety of She’s Gotta Have It season 1, and the acclaimed American filmmaker also wrote the series premiere. In the original 1986 film, Lee portrayed Mars Blackmon, while Anthony Ramos portrays the basketball-loving character in the Netflix series. She's Gotta Have It season 1 also features Lyriq Bent and Cleo Anthony in supporting roles. The series protagonist, Wise, recently appeared in the 2018 Netflix film Someone Great, and also starred in The Twilight Zone episode "Six Degrees of Freedom.”
Netflix released a trailer for She’s Gotta Have It season 2. As a whole, the clip focuses on self-empowerment, with Nola attempting to evolve into her best self. Early on, a lively score complements Nola’s declaration of her summer hopes, which involve more personal focus on creativity and romance. Meanwhile, Wise’s character struggles with modern trends, and the idea that her art won’t fully be appreciate by the masses. There’s a playful tone to the trailer’s first half, but it takes an abrupt turn when Nola sits in bed and states that “this love s**t is a mother f**ker.” In the trailer’s second half, Nola looks inward and acknowledges that she’s “lost.” Her friends offer advice, and full screen graphics identify the season’s major themes: love, power, and strength. By the end, Nola makes promises to herself, and the trailer ends with a comedic moment as Ramos’ Mars Blackmon breaks the fourth wall and belts out a jazzy tune. Check out the trailer and poster for She’s Gotta Have It season 2 below.
In pop culture, Ramos is perhaps best known for portraying both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Broadway musical Hamilton. He also has a small role in the 2018 film A Star Is Born. For Lee, She’s Gotta Have It marks his first venture as a television showrunner, though he’s previously directed episodic pilots in the past.
Over the past month, Netflix has premiered unique and quirky comedy series like I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson and Bonding starring Zoe Levin, while Dead to Me stars film and TV veterans Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. With the trailer for She’s Gotta Have It season 2, Netflix highlights women of color, and offers a storyline that’s universally relatable. Though Netflix doesn’t always hit the mark, the streaming service does indeed provide diverse content.
She's Gotta Have It season 2 premieres May 24 on Netflix.