Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down series has been canceled after one season by Netflix
The Get Down series from writer/director Baz Luhrmann has been canceled after a single season, according to Deadline. The show had just released part two of their first season last month. Luhrmann posted a letter about the cancelation to fans on his Facebook page, which you can read below.
In the letter, Luhrmann talks about a possible reason The Get Down series was canceled, saying, “When I was asked to come to the center of ‘The Get Down’ to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years. This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show. It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions… But the simple truth is, I make movies.”
Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down series is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.
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) star.
The Get Down is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators, including four-time Oscar winner and fellow executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis; and expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George.
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