The Get Down: Watch the Trailer for Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Musical Drama

Well, this looks groovy.

Netflix on Wednesday released the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set, disco and hip-hop-infused drama The Get Down, which stars Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and a bevy of newcomers. The project — which marks Luhrmann’s first TV series — will premiere later this year.

Official logline: “The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGB 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 — as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world…forever.”

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7 Comments
  1. Brian says:

    Not bad.

  2. Lysh says:

    I’m intrigued!

  3. MzTeaze says:

    Not sure yet….i am not a big fan of Buz’s style. I want to support it because of the black and Latino cast, so, we shall see.

  4. Annie says:

    I’m not really sure what it’s about, but I sure as heck am going to watch it.

  5. Joey says:

    I was excited when it was first proposed, but it looks a little bit messy to me. Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito still give me hope, though.

  6. Bryce says:

    What does it mean by “part one” at the end of the trailer? Is that just a fancy season one or is it some kind of special format?