Even when Baz Luhrmann isn’t at his best, he’s still a highly original and interesting cinematic voice, which means all of his projects are worth your attention. This rings especially true of his upcoming Netflix series, The Get Down. Check out the new trailer:
The Get Down focuses on a bunch of kids in 1970s New York who find solace from the hard streets by turning to music, dance, and art. It doesn’t look quite as hyperactive as other Luhrmann movies, but it contains a lot of his style nevertheless.
And look at this cast! Though they don’t all show up in the trailer, The Get Down features Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Jaden Smith, and Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs along with a bunch of lesser-known youngsters. That’s a cool group!
The Get Down will begin owning your weekend August 12.