The Get Down | Netflix series about the South Bronx

In recent years Netflix has become a household name, no longer are we tied to cable companies- our content can now be easily streamed via the internet to our favorite devices.  Today Netflix is a content power house, producing Emmy award winning shows like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.  This week Netflix announced that it will stream a 13 episode Hip Hop drama entitled The Get Down.

The one-hour, 13-episode drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970s New York City – 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 CBGBs 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 — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever.

Baz Luhrmann, an Australian director, screenwriter and producer known for "Moulin Rouge" and most recently the "The Great Gatsby" has been working on this concept for 10 years. 

I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture.
— Baz Luhrmann

We're excited and certainly looking forward to seeing a 'real' TV series based off of New York City life!!