Yet another exciting new series is on its way to Netflix, from the genius mind who brought the world The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet - Baz Luhrmann.
In typical Luhrman style it will be a music-driven drama, which will blend disco, punk and hip-hop to tell the story of a group of kids in New York in the late 1970s. Here's the full description from Netflix;
"The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — 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 CBGB 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 — as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world…forever."
The cast of the The Get Down includes Jaden Smith, Grandmaster Flash, Ramon Cruz and Shaolin Fantastic while it's produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.