After I spent the past week binging on Stranger Things, Netflix pretty much has my subscription money forever. Have you seen this shit yet? God, it’s so good. And next month, Netflix will launch another highly-touted new period-piece series. This one, The Get Down, chronicles the lives of a few young people in the late-’70s South Bronx, the burnt-out wasteland where hip-hop emerged. Baz Luhrmann and Nas are both on board as executive producers, and it looks to be a grand, sweeping musical. We posted a sizzle reel earlier this year, but now the full trailer is up, and it looks colorful and cinematic and fun. The music might be the weak link, even if there does seem to be a new Nas song in the trailer. Check it out below.
All six episodes of the first season of The Get Down will be streaming on Netflix 8/12.