Netflix Cancels Hip Hop Drama ‘The Get Down’ After One Season
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Netflix announced the 1970’s-set show will not return for a second season.
Series creator Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) addressed the cancellation on Facebook.
“When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years,” wrote Luhrmann. “This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show.”
He continued, “It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions. I feel so deeply connected to all those who I have worked and collaborated with on this remarkable experience.”
According to reports, The Get Down cost around $120 million to produce.
Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Jaden Smith, and Jimmy Smits were part of the cast.