The new series from Baz Luhrmann looks PRETTY awesome. I mean his take on “The Great Gatsby” was pretty bitchin’ to be honest. So all of us here are excited for his new Netflix Original Series ” The Get Down” of which you can see the first trailer below.
“The Get Down” is set in 1970’s New York City on the eve of the hip-hop explosion. It stars Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore, the story revolves around a group of Bronx teens who sit at the feet of Grandmaster Flash just as the disco era gives way to hip-hop. The show also stars Giancarlo Esposito (aka Gus Fring on Breaking Bad), Jimmy Smits, and Justice Smith.
The show’s first season will feature 13 one-hour episodes, and debut on Netflix at a yet-to-be-determined date in 2016. Shawn Ryan, who created The Shield, will executive produce along with Luhrmann and several others. Watch the trailerbelow:
“The Great Gatsby” returns to the spotlight as USA TODAY’s Book of the Year. The 88-year-old novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which was initially published in 1925, has once again captivated audiences surely thanks to the recent release of the film adaptation from Baz Lurhmann.
The recent film release starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire whose obsessive love for the married Daisy Buchanan sets off a chain of tragic events.
“The Great Gatsby” has long been a staple of summer reading lists, with this year tripling its typical annual sales with over 1.5 million copies. It even landed at No. 2 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list for four straight weeks in May (behind David Baldacci, James Patterson, Charlaine Harris and Dan Brown at No. 1 those weeks).
Susan Moldow, president of publisher Scribner, says the long-lasting appeal of the story of anti-hero Gatsby has to do with “eternal appeal of the American dream. There’s something in it for everybody.”