Spike Lee is bringing his debut film, 1985′s She’s Gotta Have It, to the small screen. According to Deadline, Lee has signed a development deal with Showtime to adapt the movie into a 30-minute series. Lee will also write and direct the series.
She’s Gotta Have It was filmed over 12 days in 1985 and with a budget of $175,000. The film starred Tracy Camilla Johns as a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors (Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Lee), ended up grossing $7,137,502 at the U.S. box office.
The new series will take on a contemporary look and will address issues of race, gender, sexuality, and of course the gentrification of Brooklyn.