DeWanda Wise (with the pretty eyes) has been cast as the leading lady of Spike Lee‘s “She’s Gotta Have It” series on Netflix.
Wise, who also stars in Fox’s forthcoming crime drama, “Shots Fired,” will play the iconic Nola Darling.
The series centers on Nola (Wise), a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model Greer Childs; the protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who still wears Jordans but now is a social-media phenomenon.
Wise’s Nola Darling is a sexually liberated, free spirited painter/mixed media artist. In Lee’s movie, the role was played by Tracy Camilla Johns.
Congrats to DeWanda! I look forward to watching the series.