Netflix Releases A First Look At “The Get Down”
Netflix has released a first look at “The Get Down,” their new drama from creator Baz Luhrmann which stars Shameik Moore (Dope), Justice Smith (Paper Towns), Tremaine Browne Jr. and Skylan Brooks (Southpaw) as a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers set in the late-1970’s New York amid the rise of disco, punk and hip-hop.
Armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, magic markers and spray cans, they are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except one another.
Hip-hop icon (and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) Grandmaster Flash is an associate producer and adviser on the project, which also stars Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito. Part 1 of the series from Sony Pictures TV will premiere this year, but no specific date has been announced.