Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 01:49 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The 'Moulin Rouge!' director's new show is coming to Netflix in August.
Netflix has released a new teaser for its latest original series, 'The Get Down.' The show comes from Baz Luhrmann -- the director behind 'Romeo + Juliet,' 'Moulin Rouge!,' and 'The Great Gatsby.' Luhrmann serves as executive producer and directed the first two episodes and season finale for the 13-episode series. Shawn Ryan, creator of 'The Shield,' is also on board as an executive producer.
'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.
Check out the teaser below!
Part 1 of 'The Get Down,' which includes the show's first six episodes, is set to premiere through Netflix on August 12.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Marco Polo' season two on July 1, the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15, season three of 'BoJack Horseman' on July 22, 'The Little Prince' on August 5, 'Project Mc2' season two on August 12, 'XOXO' on August 12, and 'The Crown' on November 4. Likewise, the streaming platform is also prepping a new sci-fi series called 'Travelers' from writer Brad Wright.
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