The 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. It 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).
The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters.
The first six episodes premiere Friday, August 12 on Netflix. Additional episodes will air in 2017.