Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down

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Baz Luhrmann is no stranger to mixing music and drama. Now he teams with Shawn Ryan (of gritty cop drama The Shield) to bring that combination to the small screen in Netflix’s The Get Down, which premiered August 12.

Hip hop DJs

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The series takes viewers to the NYC of the ‘70s when the city on the brink of bankruptcy was improbably also experiencing a cultural renaissance — exploding with the energy of disco, hip-hop and punk. The cast features many talented newcomers, and while famous faces like Jimmy Smitts and Jaden Smith show up, we’re pretty sure the music will be the real star.

Last modified: September 29, 2017