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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Baz Luhrmann, the visionary filmmaker behind such films as MOULIN ROUGEROMEO & JULIET, and THE GREAT GATSBY is about to bring his outsized artistry to the small screen for the first time. The director and writer is shepherding an ambitious new series for Netflix called THE GET DOWN. The project is set to premiere later this summer on the streaming network, and there’s a new trailer here to give you a glimpse of what you’re in store for.

You can view the new THEGET DOWN trailer right here:

THE GET DOWN will be a period piece, set in the Bronx during the 1970s. It features a foursome of relative unknowns, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mamoudou Athie, Skylan Brooks, and Tremaine Brown Jr., but will the youthful cast will also be anchored by vets like Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito. 

The first six episodes of THE GET DOWN are set to hit Netflix on August 12.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.