It's time for Baz Luhrmann fans to get excited. The Australian filmmaker, famous for classics like Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby, turned his hand to TV with The Get Down, and Netflix has finally dropped the trailer for The Get Down Part 2, which looks all kinds of epic. The first half of Season 1 premiered back in August 2016, and now the streaming service has announced that it will release new episodes of The Get Down on April 7. The wait is almost over, you guys.
Set in the South Bronx in 1977, The Get Down explores the crucial moments in music history that birthed hip-hop, punk, and disco. In his iconic visual style, and with an impeccable use of music, Luhrmann's The Get Down received mixed reviews upon release, but is undoubtedly a labor of love.
The Netflix show brings together a diverse ensemble of actors, which includes gifted performers, dancers, and musicians. Inspired by the political, social, and creative realities of New York in the '70s, Luhrmann's vision has been brought to life thanks to Netflix, and it'll be exciting to see where the director takes things in the second part of Season 1 of The Get Down.
The trailer for The Get Down Part 2 gives viewers a glimpse of what to expect from new episodes, but still remains mysterious about the plot. Giancarlo Esposito, who plays Pastor Ramon Cruz, is seen in the middle of an excitable crowd as his daughter takes to the stage. He looks shocked as she performs an evocative number, and it's clear that the conflict between family and career is only going to heighten in coming episodes.
The words, "We're going to take our music from minor to major league," echo over the end of the trailer, and the visuals make it clear that a movement is gaining traction. From the pair of gold flares at the start, to matching satin jackets and red leather berets, the second part of The Get Down is every bit as on point as the first. The series continues to be as aesthetically beautiful as you'd expect from Luhrmann, and it'll be interesting to see how the subject matter is developed in the next installment.