Netflix Casts DeWanda Wise to Play Nola Darling in She’s Gotta Have It Remake
DeWanda Wise is set to play Nola Darling in the upcoming Netflix series She’s Gotta It. The 30-year old actress’ previous credits include stints on The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit and The Mentalist. She also appeared alongside her husband Alona Miller in an episode of Underground and will join Sanaa Lathan in the upcoming Fox event series Shots Fired.
As many of you already know, Spike Lee has teamed up with Netflix to create a 10-episode series based on his classic 1986 film She’s Gotta Have It. Previous cast announcements include Anthony Ramos as Mars Blackmon, Lyriq Bent as Jamie Overstreet and Cleo Anthony as Greer Childs.
She’s Gotta Have It centers on Nola Darling, a 20-something artist who struggles to define herself while dividing her time between three lovers: model Greer Childs, banker Jamie Overstreet and social media personality Mars Blackmon.
Filming is set to begin on location in Brooklyn next spring. Netflix hasn’t announced an official air date, but I assume they want the show ready for their fall 2017 season.