By Amanda Wicks
2016 is shaping up to be a strong year for music-related television shows. In addition to Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s HBO series Vinyl, Netflix released the first look at the upcoming music-driven show The Get Down.
From creator Baz Luhrmann, the show will follow a group of kids in late 1970s New York against a musically-laced backdrop integrating all kinds of genres like disco, punk and hip-hop.
The press release elaborates on the premise, stating, “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 series stars Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Browne, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito.
The Get Down premieres in 2016, but no specific release date has been set.