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, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form.
Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of Hip Hop and the last days of disco, told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (“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”), Jimmy Smits (“Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz”) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Ramon Cruz”).
The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly and Paul Watters.
Part One of The Get Down, comprising six episodes, will premiere on Friday, August 12 exclusively on Netflix around the world.
Watch the trailer for The Get Down below.