With block parties, boogie wonderlands and balletic breakdancing, Romeo + Juliet director Baz Lurhmann has draped gritty 1970s New York in his trademark gloss for his new Netflix series The Get Down.
Set in the Bronx, the show is described as “a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City”, and is set to air this year – though a specific date has not yet been set. We’re looking forward to as much as we are an end to this dismal winter weather however, especially seeing as hip-hop don Grandmaster Flash has served as associate producer and adviser on the series, meaning that alongside all that Moulin Rogue worthy glamour, it’ll also be vividly authentic. Watch the first trailer for the show below.
Made up of 13 hour long episodes, the show introduces the acting and singing talents of its young cast, featuring Justice Smith, Shameik Moore and Herizen Guardiola, while Jaden Smith cameos as an up and coming graffiti artist. A decade in the making, it’s set to be an unmissable alternative to HBO’s Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger project Vinyl, which focuses on the rise of punk in New York in the same decade, and premieres in February.