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Different Strokes Teaser: The Get Down Part II!

Mylene and Books’ The Get Down Brothers are heading in two different directions – she’s poised to become the number one disco star in the world; they are trying to save their souls from less than reputable people while standing up for a whole new type of music.

The Get Down Part II premieres on Netflix on April 7th.

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Video: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for The Get Down – Part II!

The Get Down – Photo courtesy of Netflix

The Get Down – Baz Lurmann’s epic tale of the birth of hip hop in a time of turmoil – is focusing on young lovers Books and Mylene as Season One: Part Two premieres on Netflix in April – the premiere date was announced today in one of the best announcement videos yet.

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Meet the Cast of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down!

-  New York, NY - 8/11/16 - The Official Premiere of the Netflix Original Series "The Get Down" -Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of The Get Down -Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Netflix
– New York, NY – 8/11/16 – The Official Premiere of the Netflix Original Series “The Get Down”
-Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of The Get Down (Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Netflix)

Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down chronicles the rise of hip hop even as disco is beginning to fade. It’s also about a group of dreamers who see themselves as something more than others see them.

Netflix has just released a ‘meet the cast’ video in which cast members talk about their characters and how they all work together to create something fresh and new.

Check it out after the break. The Get Down season one is streaming on Netflix as we speak.

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Shaolin Fantastic Clip: The Get Down!

-  New York, NY - 8/11/16 - The Official Premiere of the Netflix Original Series "The Get Down" -Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of The Get Down -Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Netflix
-New York, NY – 8/11/16 – The Official Premiere of the Netflix Original Series “The Get Down”
-Pictured: Cast and Filmmakers of The Get Down -Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Netflix

It’s launch day for Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down – the original scripted drama set in 1977, the beginning of the end for disco and the beginning of hip hop.

Yesterday, we got our hands on a clip that showcased the sisters. Today, we’ve got one featuring the brothers – and a little demonstration of breakdancing. Check it out after the break.

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Cool Character Posters: The Get Down!

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Netflix has released some very cool character posters for Baz Luhrmann’s new series, The Get Down.

Set in 1977 at the beginning of what would come to be known as hip-hop (and, not coincidentally the beginning of the end for disco), the series follows a group of potential stars in the new form as they try to break through.

Check out the posters following the jump (click on thumbnails to embiggen). The Get Dwon premieres on August 12th.

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Birth of an Art Form Trailer: Bax Luhrmann’s The Get Down On Netflix in August!

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Baz Luhrmann has gone television with The Get Down – a series about the birth of hip hop, rising from the ashes of disco.

Set against a story of romance, struggle and determination, Luhrmann keeps it real with the help of collaborators that include  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.

Starring (among others) Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Espositio, The Get Down premieres on Netflix on August 12th. Follow the jump for the new trailer and series description.

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Baz Luhrmann Goes Hip-Hop Sizzle Reel: The Get Down!

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It’s quite a leap from Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby to the South Bronx of the ’70s, but that’s the leap that Baz Luhrmann is taking with Netflix for his firs TV series, The Get Down.

The Get Down is about the birth of outlying music genres – hip hop, punk, disco – and how they changed everything.  Check out the three-minute sizzle reel after the break.

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Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby is Spectacular!

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I had much the same reaction to The Great Gatsby that I had to Les Miserables – I could probably enumerate a ton of flaws, but I just don’t care because the overall experience is spectacular.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s slim novel presented cool characters with understandable motivations and simultaneously captured the essence of an era – the 1920s. It was a tale of love vs. reality with a central character who could be hopelessly corrupt and a shining beacon of hope at the same time.

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