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"The Get Down" (TV show) is an original drama series on Netflix from visionary director Baz Luhrmann. The series marks his first music-driven drama since "Moulin Rouge!"

The series focuses on 1970s New York City — 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 CBGBs 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 — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world ... forever.

The cast includes Jimmy Smits as Francisco Cruz (aka Papa Fuerte), Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, Justice Smith as Ezekiel, Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic, Skylan Brooks as Ra-Ra, TJ Brown as Boo-Boo, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cadillac, Mamoudou Athie as Grandmaster Flash, Jaden Smith as Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, and Giancarlo Esposito.

"The Get Down" is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Baz Luhrmann serves as executive producer and directs several episodes. Academy-Award winner Catherine Martin ("The Great Gatsby," "Moulin Rouge!") serves as costume and production designer and executive producer. Paul Watters ("Australia"), Thomas Kelly ("Copper"), Stephen Adley Guirgis ("Motherf***er with the Hat"), Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "Terriers"), and Marney Hochman ("Terriers") also serve as executive producers.



THE GET DOWN (TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 12, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television





Jaden Smith in "After Earth" Jaden Smith Joins 'The Get Down' Cast — Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix will feature the actor and musician in the role of Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer. Read more...
Herizen Guardiola 'The Get Down' Discovers Leading Lady — The new Netflix drama will star Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family's fiercely religious church walls. Read more...
Shameik Moore 'The Get Down' Casts 4 Roles — Due next year, the new Netflix original drama series follows a rag tag group of teenagers who are wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late '70s. Read more...
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