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.”