Netflix Greenlights Baz Luhrmann Music Drama ‘The Get Down’

Netflix has Greenlit The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) through Sony Pictures Television.

Over 13 music-driven one-hour episodes scheduled for 2016, Luhrmann will follow a group of South Bronx teenagers and the rise of hip-hop, disco and punk rock amid the poverty, high crime, urban blight and near civic bankruptcy of New York at its historic nadir in the ’70s.

In addition to executive producing, Luhrmann  will direct the first two episodes as well as the season finale. Quoted in the press release, the directors says: ““In this golden era of TV, the Netflix culture puts no constraint on creative possibilities. So it is a natural home for The Get Down, a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years. Throughout, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture. I’m thrilled to be working with my partners at Sony and collaborating with a team of extraordinary writers and musicians, many of whom grew up with and lived the story we’ve set out to tell.”

The series will premiere in 2016

Find more information on Twitter at @TheGetDown.

via: Press Release

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