Get Down! Watch The Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's New Musical Netflix Series

News   Get Down! Watch The Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's New Musical Netflix Series
 
Netflix has released the trailer for "The Get Down," the new Baz Luhrmann-helmed musical TV series about the birth of the hip hop movement in New York. The story, which features Broadway vet Jimmy Smits, is told through the lives and music of a group of South Bronx teens in the 1970's.
Baz Luhrmann directing on the set of the TV commercial shoot for his production of Puccini's <i>La Boh</i>
Baz Luhrmann directing on the set of the TV commercial shoot for his production of Puccini's La Boh Photo by Lyn Hughes

Part one of the series is slated for release later in 2016. Watch the Netflix sizzle below:

Australian director Luhrmann is no stranger to musical theatre, having directed the film adaptation of "Moulin Rouge!" with Nicole Kidman, as well as La Bohème on Broadway. He recently helmed a film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Along with Golden Globe winner Smits, the cast of "The Get Down" features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mamoudou Athie, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Giancarlo Esposito (Seesaw, Merrily We Roll Along), Herizen F. Guardiola, Shameik Moore and Justice Smith.

Writers on the new series include Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Nelson George, Radha Blank, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Sam Bromell, Jacqueline Rivera, Thomas Kelly and Tony-nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Luhrmann is executive producer with Kelly, Shawn Ryan, Catherine Martin, Paul Watters, Marney Hochman and Guirgis.

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