“What’s the get down?” ‘The Get Down’ is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar® winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George. “From now on I’m living for the music.”
“If making something of myself means losing myself then what am I making? Will success last of fade away? Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens growing up in a seedy, not-yet-gentrified 1970s New York City, ‘The Get Down’ is a saga of dreams, desire, soul and sound, that chronicles the epic musical evolution from disco to hip hop that defined 1970s New York City – as told by the relationships, struggles, triumphs, and artistry of the South Bronx teens who saw it through.
“Life and destiny. That is the Get Down!” Jaden Smith, is working on the show and will play 18-year-old Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, 18, a “psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.” Luhrmann spoke about Smith saying, “He has begun developing his The Get Down skill set, even taking lessons from the legendary graffiti artist Lady Pink of ‘Wild Style’ fame, as well as steeping himself in the history and culture of the Bronx.”
Smith joins a cast including Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, Justice Smith, Tremaine Brown Jr., Herizen Guardiola, Yolonda Ross, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mamoudou Athie, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jimmy Smits.
The 13-episode series debuted on Netflix on August 12, 2016 with Part II streaming April 7, 2017.
Source: YouTube, IMDb