Earlier this month, Netflix announced all of its upcoming new shows, trailers and premiere dates, including a Castlevania animated series, a new Bill Nye talk show and much, much more. It seems that the streaming service left one of their returning shows off the list, with Netflix debuting a new trailer for The Get Down Part Two today. The drama returns to continue the first season on April 7. Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.
Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world, but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it's only their creativity and love that will carry them through, and that they'll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.
The Get Down is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George. The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly and Paul Watters.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel "Books" Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz). It remains to be seen when the streaming service plans to launch a full trailer with even more footage. With the April 7 release date just a few weeks away, that may happen sooner rather than later.
The first part of this season was comprised of six episodes, but it has yet to be confirmed how many episodes Part Two will be comprised of. Given that most Netflix seasons are 13 episodes long, it wouldn't be surprising to see that Part Two is 7 episodes long, bringing this season's total episode count to 13. Take a look at the first trailer for The Get Down Part 2, coming to Netflix this April.