THE GET DOWN Preview: First Look at Baz Luhrmann’s 1970s Netflix Musical Drama

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After announcing its worldwide expansion and releasing a trailer for the upcoming series THE CROWN, Netflix also released a trailer for Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s new ’70s musical drama series, THE GET DOWN.

The series is described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco” in the 1970s. “Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGB to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world…forever.”

THE GET DOWN stars Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Giancarlo Esposito, Jaden Smith and Herizen Guardiola (as the female lead with an incredible voice), among others.

While there’s no premiere date yet, THE GET DOWN will be released on Netflix in 2016.

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