Watch the First Trailer for Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Show 'The Get Down,' Which Looks Awesome

Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore star in this lux musical drama set in 1970s disco-era New York City.

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Baz Luhrmann, the visionary director behind the lux, musically-driven films such as Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby, is bringing his colorful aesthetic to Netflix screens this year, in a new musical drama called The Get Down. Watch the sizzle reel above, which showcases familiar Luhrmann flourishes on a '70s New York City disco scene. The series follows a group of teens from the South Bronx starring Jaden Smith, Shameik Moore (Dope), and Mamoudou Athie as Grandmaster Flash. (See character details here and here.) The show promises "verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans" with iconic New York spots like Studio 54 and CBGBs as scenic backdrops. Uh-mazing.


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