Netflix releases first-look images for The Get Down
Staff Reporter | On 19, May 2016Reading time: 2 mins
It feels like so long ago that we first caught a glimpse of Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series, The Get Down. To refresh your memory before its August release, Netflix has now released a new set of images giving us our first close look at the programme.
The show, which stars Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figueroa), Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Miles “Boo-Boo” Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ronald “Ra-Ra” Kipling) and Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), shot to our must-see list for 2016, following the stunning full trailer, which you can watch in full here (complete with GIFs).
It follows a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers in 1970s New York, 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”.
The cast also includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz), Shyrley Rodriguez (Regina), Stefanee Martin (Yolanda Kipling) and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito (Pastor Ramon Cruz).
The first six episodes of The Get Down will premiere on Friday 12th August 2016.
Here are the images:
Netflix releases trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down
5th February 2015
Netflix has released the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s TV series, The Get Down.
The show, which marks Luhrmann’s first music-driven drama since the global hit Moulin Rouge, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016.
The one-hour, 13-episode drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970s New York City, broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying.
Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs 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.
Here’s the trailer: