Netflix Premieres ‘The Get Down’ Part II, Releases Trailer For Spike Lee’s ‘Rodney King’ (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Netflix continues to produce original content connected to urban culture.

The streaming platform has now premiered part II of its Hip Hop-themed series The Get Down.

Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Giancarlo Esposito return for the musical drama set in the 1970’s.

The first part of The Get Down season one debuted on August 12, 2016, with six episodes.

Part II includes another 5 episodes.

In addition, Netflix released the official trailer for the Spike Lee-directed Rodney King one-man show.

The “spoken word portrait” by actor Roger Guenveur Smith covers the story of King, the Los Angeles motorist brutally beaten by LAPD officers on camera in 1991.

“Before you know it, you’re the first reality TV star,” says Smith about King.

It was the surprising non-guilty verdicts for the four officers involved in the filmed incident that led to the L.A. Riots which began on April 29, 1992.

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the state court acquittals for LAPD sergeant Stacey Koon and the other officers charged with excessive force, Lee’s Rodney King will arrive on April 28.

The Get Down Part I and Part II are now available for viewing on Netflix.