Netflix Cancels “She’s Gotta Have It”
Netflix has canceled Spike Lee’s series adaptation of “She’s Gotta Have It.” The show ran for two seasons at the streamer. Lee is expected to shop the series to other outlets. The news comes less than two months after the release of Season 2 back in May. “Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we’re thrilled he brought the series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (1986, based on his first feature film) to Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at 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.’ Season 1 of the series consisted of 10 episode, while Season 2 was nine. Lee personally directed every episode in his first foray into series television. Lee also executive produced along with Tonya Lewis Lee. The show had many reviews on what was expected that many of the cast and gross net worth did exceedingly. “Da 5 Bloods” is a war drama about a group of Vietnam veterans. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jean Reno. The film does not currently have a release date.
Many people were shocked and upset that Netflix removed the show from their streaming site. Earlier on Wednesday, Netflix reported in their Q2 earnings that they had experienced more in the United States for the first time in eight years. The company also saw 2 million fewer international subscribers than expected. The company said the numbers were the result of a weak content slate in the quarter as well as a price hike. The streamer has come under fire of late for its penchant of cancelling scripted originals focused on under served communities (including One Day at a Time). Netflix is currently embroiled in a salary dispute with the stars of On My Block, who are seeking sizable pay increases. Netflix head of originals Cindy Holland previously told that the company remains committed to stories focused on underrepresented communities with programming including Dear White People, Family Reunion, On My Block, Madam CJ Walker, its Emmy-nominated When They See Us and multiple films, among others.
All we know is now that Netflix has canceled the show let’s see how long it’s going to take them to bring it back or bring a new one to the surface.