‘The Get Down’ Sets the Bronx on Fire in Full Netflix Trailer
In case you were living in a bubble of Comic-Con news this weekend (or perhaps a new season of BoJack Horseman), Netflix shone the spotlight on yet another of highly-anticipated premieres. Baz Luhrmann’s ‘70s hip-hop drama The Get Down has a brand-new trailer, looking more musical and showstopping than ever.
Netflix quietly released a new trailer for The Get Down this weekend, ahead of its August 12 premiere, and this time significantly more focused on the disco-style music and dance. There’s a stylistic flair at work here consistent with Luhrmann’s past efforts, but gauge for yourself.
Hitting Netflix on August 12 (or at least its first six episodes), The Get Down features in its cast Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Browne, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito.
So reads the official synopsis:
Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970’s broken down New York City where a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, and their verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. Told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids,“The Get Down” is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco. Luhrmann exec produces with Catherine Martin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nelson George and pioneers of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa, who will each be portrayed on the series.
You can check out the first trailers below, and stay tuned for more details on the six-episode release and beyond.