As you surely know by now, Baz Luhrmann knows his way around the musical genre, which is why we're so excited to get a look at his newest project, The Get Down, a musical-drama premiering August 12th on Netflix.
Today, we got a new trailer for the series via the Netflix Twitter handle:
Pretty snazzy! Luhrmann's involvement is a big selling point here, but so are the soundtrack and the cast. As far as I can recall, this is Netflix's first foray into musical territory, and it'll be fun to see how that jibes with the binge-watch approach that many of us take when consuming Netflix originals (do you think you could sit through 13 hours' worth of musical in one sitting? Well, you're gonna find out).
If you're not clear on what The Get Down's about, here's a plot synopsis:
The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs 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 -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever.
Yeah, I'm definitely going to give this a whirl when it premieres next month. How about you guys? Into it?