The Get Down Series Canceled After One Season


Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down series has been canceled after one season by Netflix

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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