I am so excited, I love anything Baz Luhrmann does, yes I even liked The Great Gatsby! Baz will be on board to direct the first two episodes and then come back for the finale. It’s his first musical endeavor since The Moulin Rouge, and gives me chills overtime I watch the trailer.
The Get Down is about 1970’s New York and will follow the stories of several kids from the South Bronx as they find themselves in the midst of the disco nightlife as it evolves into new era of hip-hop.
The cast features Breaking Bad’s amazing Giancarlo Esposito, Jimmy Smits, Jaden Smith, and newcomer Mamoudzou Athie as Grandmaster Flash.
The 13 one-hour episodes will premiere sometime in 2016, but Netflix has yet to announce a definitive date!