“The Get Down” has been canceled after one season on Netflix, TheWrap has learned.
The debut season of the Baz Luhrmann series about the rise of hip-hop in 1980s New York was split into two parts, with Part 2 premiering on the streaming platform last month.
The series was marked by behind-the-scenes turmoil before it even premiered, with reports surfacing that the pricey musical drama suffered multiple delays in production. The series reportedly cost as much as $120 million for 12 episodes, and went through multiple showrunners, including “The Shield” alum Shawn Ryan and novelist Thomas Kelly.
Netflix has opted not to pick up the series for a second season, making it one of very few originals at the streaming platform not to be renewed after Season 1.
The series starred Shameik Moore as aspiring rapper Shaolin Fantastic, alongside Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito.
The series is executive produced by Luhrmann, Nas, Catherine Martin, Paul Watters, Thomas Kelly, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Marney Hochman.
Read Luhrmann’s statement below: