Netflix Cancels ‘The Get Down’ After One Season, Baz Luhrmann Responds
Netflix Cancels ‘The Get Down’
First, the Fat Boys break up…now Netflix has canceled “The Get Down” after one season!
The news of the cancellation is shocking as well as disappointing especially considering the fact that Baz Luhrmann was confident there would be a second season.
Earlier this spring, Baz told Vulture:
To be honest, we have already developed the opening of the next season. Sony and Netflix have been very driven about having a second season.
There has been no question about that. They really want it.
Following the cancellation, Baz Luhrmann changed his tune.
He took to Facebook and penned a lengthy letter to fans where he admitted movies are really his thing and unfortunately, his schedule wouldn’t allow him to totally commit to a new season.
When I was asked to come to the center of ‘The Get Down’ to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years.
This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show.
It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions… But the simple truth is, I make movies.
Welp. Another great show lost! I can’t front – my feelings are hurt about this.
“The Get Down” is…was a fantastic series that deserved several more seasons.