Netflix To Premiere Hip Hop Drama “The Get Down” In 2016

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the success of the hit show “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix will be releasing something for old-school hip hop fans. “The Get Down” is about a group of friends living in the Bronx during the 1970’s, who keep themselves entertained with dancing, graffiti, and everything else that was going on in the up and coming hip hop culture.

“In this golden era of TV, the Netflix culture puts no constraint on creative possibilities,” Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “So it is a natural home for The Get Down, a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years. Throughout, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half-destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture. I’m thrilled to be working with my partners at Sony and collaborating with a team of extraordinary writers and musicians, many of whom grew up with and lived the story we’ve set out to tell.”

Created by director/producer Baz Luhrmann (who is known for directing ‘The a Great Gatsby’, 2013), “The Get Down” has been in the works since 2013.

Netflix will release the series in 2016 with 13 episodes.

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