Season Premiere: May 24, 2019
Netflix: The second season of Spike Lee’s gloriously vibrant adaptation of his own 1986 debut of the same name finally drops in May. The Oscar-winning filmmaker directs every episode on his modernised take on one woman’s deep dive into promiscuity, and occasionally lends his penmanship skills that just won him his first Academy Award for BlacKkKlansman. The 21st Century update stars breakout DeWanda Wise (The Twilight Zone) as a 21st Century woman who battles stigma and backlash from her life with three different lovers. Lee plays up his dependable monologue style and remixes his original script with the wisdom and empathy he’s learned during his storied career as one of the most fiercely unpredictable American filmmakers. Check it out for Wise’s stunning lead performance, but it’s also a must for supporting appearances from Anthony Ramos (Hamilton) and indie queen Chyna Layne (The First Purge).