The Get Down Part II trailer gets us back in the groove
VOD News | On 10, Mar 2017
It’s only a matter of weeks until The Get Down returns to Netflix – and there’s a new trailer to get you back in the groove.
“The borough where I’m from ain’t the slums,” says Ezekiel, one of the young kids at the heart of Baz Luhrmann’s mythic saga about the transformation of 1970s New York City and the US music scene. “We got kings,” he adds. “That’s what I’m gonna be.”
Set in 1977, the show chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco, as the city on the brink of bankruptcy gives birth to a new art form.
Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, Part II continues their story, from Ezekiel and his crew to Mylene’s possible rise to stardom through her gospel singing.
Part II of The Get Down premieres on Friday 7th April. Read on for the trailer, or catch up with our reviews here.
The Get Down will return for Part II this April
24th February 2017
“We’re gonna take our music from minor to major league.” That’s the sound of the birth of musical revolution stepping up in a gear in Netflix’s The Get Down.
Baz Luhrmann’s series is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City, told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens. Set in 1977, the show chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco, as the city on the brink of bankruptcy gives birth to a new art form.
“On the simple terms of encouraging anyone, anywhere to dream, The Get Down succeeds with style,” we wrote in our review of Part 1. “It’s colourful, it’s witty, it’s an ode to the 70s’ coked-up music industry, and a tough yet optimistic view of hip-hop’s birth.”
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).
Part 2 will premiere on Netflix worldwide on Friday 7th April. Catch up with our reviews of the show’s first part here.