Netflix Drops Trailer for Baz Luhrmann Hip-Hop Drama ‘The Get Down’

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Not to beat the drum on Netflix doubling its original programming across 2016, but have two more! Our first look at Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann’s take on 1970s New York hip-hop The Get Down has arrived, along with an extended sneak peek of Queen Elizabeth II miniseries The Crown.

Netflix has yet to announce an official premiere for The Get Down, a music-driven drama that blends disco, punk and hip-hop for kids in New York in the late 1970s. Starring in the series are Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Browne, Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito.

So reads the official synopsis:

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGB to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world…forever.

Meanwhile, Netflix describes The Crown as “the gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain’s post-war destiny.” Doctor Who alum Matt Smith will take the role of Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, while John Lithgow will play Sir Winston Churchill himself, leaving Wolf Hall star Claire Foy in the role of Queen Elizabeth II.

So reads the official synopsis:

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The Crown also reunites The Queen and Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan with director Stephen Daldry and producer Andy Harries. Take a look at the trailers above, and stay tuned for the latest from Netflix.

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