We've been hearing about it for months! Now it's time to see what all the fuss is about. Acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann has created a brand-new series just for Netflix. And it is set to blow minds later this summer. From the man who brought us Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, Luhrman is ready to unleash one of the most exciting TV series of all-time.
Check out the new official trailer for the Netflix original series The Get Down! Part One of The Get Down will be comprised of six episodes, which most hardcore fans of the director will likely binge in one setting. This epic event premieres Friday, August 12 on Netflix around the world.
Baz Luhrmann unites with a team of collaborators that includes 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 a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco, told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of the The Get Down is headlined by Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) and Justice Smith (Ezekiel "Books" Figuero). The ensemble also includes 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). Rounding out the cast are TV luminaries Jimmy Smits (Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).
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. This is Netflix's next big series, coming off the awesome, crowd pleasing thriller series Stranger Things which has already won the summer. If you're staying home from theaters in these cruel hot months, Netflix is definitely the place to be. This latest trailer from The Get Down, courtesy of Youtube proves it!