The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Opus to '70s NYC Music Scene Gets Full Trailer

Netflix has released a full trailer for The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s opus to the rise of hip-hop circa 1977 New York City, and it is wonderfully immersive.

With six of 13 episodes premiering Friday, Aug. 12, The Get Down is described “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form,” chronicling the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco — as told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

In addition to Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge), the series’ creative team includes four-time Oscar winner Catherine Martin, Nas, Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and hip-hop historian Nelson George.

The cast, meanwhile, includes Shameik Moore (playing Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Sons of Anarchy’s Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Revolution‘s Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).

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