Netflix is producing a whopping 31 shows this year. They can’t all be hits, but we’d place our bets on The Get Down, a TV show created by Baz Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby.
The story centers on a group of 1970s South Bronx teens navigating a violent, broken down New York on the brink of bankruptcy and cultural revolution.In short, it’s an epic on the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. In classic Luhrmann faction the first trailer has everything—love, laughs, religion, guns, disco, afros, cars being pushed into rivers—and will likely have you in tears by the time you reach the end.
The Get Down will premiere this year, though Netflix hasn’t set a release date yet. In the meantime, start memorizing some lyrics: the soundtrack is going to be epic.