Love or hate him, Luhrmann has made an indelible impact on the film world with his very distinct take on life and, for me, has successfully taken that style to the big screen time and again. This time around, he’s moving to the small screen with this 70s-set New York original series called The Get Down.
What is it all about though? Well, it’ll be a 13-episode drama alongside Sony Pictures Television and will focus on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to
rubble, a crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other. 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 — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever.
Can music change the world? Damn right it can. The Get Down will premiere exclusively on Netflix everywhere in 2016. The series marks Luhrmann’s first music-driven drama since MOULIN ROUGE and although that wasn’t really my cup of tea, he’s always had a great eye for fashion and making something big and bold.
Check out the teaser:
The Get Down will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016.