Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is set as one of the male leads in Spike Lee’s 10-episode Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee’s groundbreaking 1986 indie film.
The series centers on Nola Darling, 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, who still wears Jordans but now is a social-media phenomenon. Ramos will play Mars, portrayed in the movie by Lee (pictured).
Lee is set to direct all episodes of the series, which he created and executive produces with his producer wife Tonya Lewis Lee. Netflix is the studio.
This is the first series regular role for 24-year-old Ramos, a baseball prodigy who changed course when he enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s music theater program. He got his big break when he landed the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Ramos, whose credits also include White Girl, is repped by Gersh and Door 24.