Now that Netflix has expanded into 130 countries (global takeover?), its original content only seems to be growing by the minute. Last year, we had original series “Master of None,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Daredevil,” to name just a few. But Baz Luhrmann is back!

Luhrmann, who gave us “Moulin Rouge,” and who has always had an ear for music if 2013’s “The Great Gatsby” is anything to go by, is writing and directing Netflix’s newest original series, “The Get Down.”

Synopsis: “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.

“The Get Down” stars Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Browne, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito.

Watch the first trailer below! The series is set to premiere at some point in 2016.


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Mae is a Washington, DC-based film critic, entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. A member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), she's a geek who loves discussing movies and TV. She is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. If she's not at the movies, she's catching up on her superhero TV-watching, usually with a glass of wine in hand.

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