The Get Down: Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s first TV drama

Check out the first trailer from Netflix offering a sneak preview of The Get Down, film-maker Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama series that blends disco, punk and hip-hop to tell the story of a group of kids in New York in the late 1970s.

The series stars Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Browne, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito. Part One is expected to air in autumn 2016 only on Netflix.

 

Announced on the day Netflix announced it will be expanding to 130 countries, the trailer for the high profile new release is full of energy and anticipation for the first TV show by the Australian director of visually elaborate movies like Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby.

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Baz Luhrmann’s New York is in tatters, and a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them. Except each other that is – 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.

 

 

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