Published Jul 25, 2016Baz Luhrmann rap musical. How you feel about those four words will determine the level of excitement you feel for Netflix's forthcoming series about the dawn of hip-hop.
Called The Get Down, the long-gestating project finally has a new trailer. The show is set in late '70s New York, and chronicles hip-hop's rise out of the ashes of disco. The Get Down counts Nas and Grandmaster Flash among its producers.
The show stars stars Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel "Books" Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).
Watch the trailer for The Get Down below. The show hits Netflix on August 12.