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Get Down, The (Netflix 2017, Shameik Moore, Justice Smith)

The Get Down 2017 Netflix

The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann’s all-new music-driven drama, The Get Down, will focus 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.

Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby, will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer, overseeing all creative aspects of the show. Joining him on the creative team are four-time Academy-Award winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), along with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stephen Adly Guirgis and hip-hop historian and writer Nelson George, and a trio of the pioneers of hip-hop: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, each of whom will also be portrayed on the series.

cast
Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic
Skylan Brooks as Ra Ra
Giancarlo Esposito as Ramon Cruz
Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz
Jaden Smith as Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling
Jimmy Smits as Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz
Justice Smith as Ezekiel
Mamoudou Athie as Grandmaster Flash
Tremaine Brown, Jr. as Boo Boo
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cadillac
Yolonda Ross as Ms. Green
Zabryna Guevara

key behind the scenes crew
Baz Luhrmann as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Catherine Martin as Executive Producer
Marney Hochman as Executive Producer
Paul Watters as Executive Producer
Shawn Ryan as Executive Producer
Stephen Adley Guirgis as Executive Producer
Thomas Kelly as Executive Producer

show type
period drama

broadcast from
8/12/2016 – continuing
1 season of 13 episodes, 6 broadcast so far

network and production companies
Netflix – Sony Pictures Television