Rule the world. From creator Baz Lurhmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gastby) comes Netflix's newest scripted program in yet another genre it can add to its fully rounded lineup. The Get Down, a musical drama set in 70s NYC, focuses on the rise of Hip Hop, the era of Disco, and the beginnings of mainstream DJ'ing & Rap. With both original music and a wide array of covers, this new show is sure to revive the musical genre that has slowly disappeared after the end of Glee & Smash. It will be split into two parts, with the first released today (August 12), and the second sometime in early 2017.
"The Get Down 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.}