The Get Down launches this Friday
The Netflix Original Series guest stars Jaden Smith, Mamoudou Athie and Giancarlo Esposito.
August 8, 2016
By James Chen
OTT platform Netflix will be launching The Get Down, a brand new Netflix Original Series, this Friday (12 August 2016).
The Get Down is about how a near bankrupt New York gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco – told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of The Get Down includes Justice Smith (“Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero”), Shameik Moore (“Shaolin Fantastic”), Herizen Guardiola (“Mylene Cruz”), Skylan Brooks (“Ra Ra Kipling”), Tremaine Brown Jr. (“Boo Boo Kiping”), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Cadillac”) and Jimmy Smits (“Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz”); and guest stars Jaden Smith (“Dizzee Kipling”), Mamoudou Athie (“Grandmaster Flash”), and Giancarlo Esposito (“Ramon Cruz”).
The Netflix Original Series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Paul Watters, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Nas. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas are co-executive producers.