The Get Down is down for the count.
Netflix has cancelled Baz Luhrmann’s musical drama after just one season, our sister site Deadline reports.
The series, which was set in New York City’s South Bronx during the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco in the late 1970s, debuted last August with six episodes, with an additional five episodes hitting the streaming service in April. It followed a collective of young musical artists and DJs known as the “Get Down Brothers” who hustled to hone their artistic craft and achieve their dreams.
The Get Down‘s cast included a host of newcomers along with Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits, Daveed Diggs and Giancarlo Esposito, among others. It was reportedly one of Netflix’s most expensive shows, and Luhrmann (the director of Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby) had stated that he would not be as involved in a potential second season.
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