Controversial Spike Lee series She's Gotta Have It cancelled by Netflix

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From Digital Spy

Spike Lee's series She's Gotta Have It has been axed by Netflix after two seasons.

The show is based off the director's 1986 movie of the same name and stars DeWanda Wise as a woman who is seeing three men.

Announcing the decision to cancel the show, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: "Spike Lee is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and we're thrilled he brought the series She's Gotta Have It to Netflix.

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"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."

That means the recent second season will be the last, though according to The Hollywood Reporter Lee is expected to shop the comedy around to find another broadcaster.

The show sparked some controversy during its run after one scene saw the lead character lecture a black British actor on why black Brits should not portray black Americans.

Star Wars actor John Boyega labelled the series "trash" over the scene, and the show also attracted a significant backlash on social media.

Meanwhile, earlier this year Lee picked up his first ever competitive Oscar for the screenplay to his hit film BlacKkKlansman.

She's Gotta Have It's two seasons are streaming on Netflix.

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