Netflix has released a new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s hip hop drama The Get Down, which premieres globally on the streaming service on Friday August 12th.
The Get Down is set in 1970s and is described as “a mythic saga” that examines how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, the music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of the series 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).
The Get Down is produced for Netflix by Sony Pictures Television. The executive producers are Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters. Notably, the drama is the first of Netflix’s original series to trial a different release method. Rather than releasing the complete first season on August 12th, the streaming giant will instead only be making the first six episodes available to subscribers, with the rest of the season set for a 2017 release.
Check out the trailer for The Get Down below: