You’ll have to wait until August 12 to see Baz Luhrmann’s ‘70s hip-hop drama The Get Down, but in the meantime, this dazzling trailer will whet your appetite.
As Screen Crush reports, the series will run on Netflix, with at least the first six episodes available August 12. The cast includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Skylan Brooks, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, and Tremaine Brown Jr.
Here’s the synopsis, via Screen Crush:
“Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970's broken down New York City where a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, and their verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers, and spray cans. Told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids, ‘The Get Down’ is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk, and disco. Luhrmann exec produces with Catherine Martin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nelson George, and pioneers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, who will each be portrayed on the series.”
Now, mark your calendar and let the trailer knock you out.
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