Show follows group of friends growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s
Netflix released the first trailer for Baz Luhrman’s “The Get Down” on Wednesday.
“The Get Down” focuses on 1970s New York City: “broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying,” per Netflix’s description. “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.”
The musically themed drama is led by “Dope” star Shameik Moore as well as newcomers Tremaine Brown Jr., Justice Smith and Skylan Brooks playing a rag-tag group of teenagers who run wild in the streets of the late-1970s Bronx.
Jaden Smith will recur as Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic 18-year-old graffiti writer.
Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the season finale, and serve as executive producer.
The 13-episode music-driven drama from Sony Pictures Television will debut in all Netflix territories in 2016.