Netflix Orders A Hip-Hop Drama, Too

Hip-hop dramas are the new trend. Following the major success of Fox’s Empire (and the lesser success of Starz’s 50 Cent-produced Power and VH1’s upcoming The Breaks), Netflix has entered the game with The Get Down. The show will be executive produced by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), and it’ll focus on a group of South Bronx teenagers in the 1970s who rise up through the ranks of a broken down New York City to give birth to the hip-hop, punk, and disco scenes. “[Netflix] is a natural home for The Get Down, a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years,” Luhrmann told The Hollywood Reporter. “Throughout, 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. I’m thrilled to be working with my partners at Sony and collaborating with a team of extraordinary writers and musicians, many of whom grew up with and lived the story we’ve set out to tell.” The show will debut worldwide in 2016. You can watch a quick teaser trailer below.