The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Finds Its Leading Lady

Herizen Guardiola

Baz Luhrmann is giving an up-and-coming actress something to sing about.

Herizen Guardiola, 18, will make her acting debut in Luhrmann’s Netflix drama The Get Down, playing Mylene Cruz, a powerful vocalist from a religious family who dreams of making a career in disco.

The 13-episode drama, debuting in 2016, takes place in 1970s New York during the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. In addition to Guardiola’s character, The Get Down will follow the South Bronx teens who would come to change the music game forever.

Below, enjoy a shot of Guardiola in character:

Herizen (2)

Previously announced cast members include Skylan Brooks (Children’s Hospital), Shameik Moore (Incredible Crew), Justice Smith and Tremaine Brown Jr.

Will you be binging on The Get Down in 2016? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Wordsmith says:

    I have a great fondness for anything Baz Luhrmann, particularly when it has a musical theme. Will definitely keep an eye on this one.
    In other news, I would never have guessed those two photos were of the same girl. amazing what a bit of hair and makeup work can do…

  2. herman1959 says:

    I can’t wait to see this show; I know I’m going to binge.

  3. Beatrice says:

    She used to play Coco on Fame.

  4. Jared says:

    Shes gorgeous. Cant wait to watch!

  5. Joey says:

    The only thing I like more than seeing one of my favorite actors get cast in something is seeing someone new to the business get a shot. :)

  6. Mery Schesser says:

    Horizon you are beautiful! I am looking forward to watching you blossom in your career! All the best beautiful girl!!

  7. Herizen, I am so incredibly happy and excited for you! I can not wait to see this!!!

  8. michelle c says:

    I’m so happy for you, herizen! You’re a beautiful talented young lady. Looking forward to seeing you do your thing. :)

  9. Garnett Pink says:

    My lovely and talented Niece. I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished in such a short time. Stay humble and grounded and know that your purpose in life is of greatness. I love you very much. Your Uncle Gary.

  10. Baz is a genius. The era is exciting! And with Grandmaster Flash involved I think this show will be the real deal.