Netflix's newest original series will come courtesy of Baz Luhrmann.
The Get Down, a 13-episode "music-driven drama" from the Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet director, will premiere in 2016, the streaming service announced Thursday.
The one-hour show is set in New York City in the 1970s and will explore the rise of hip-hop, punk and disco through the perspective of a "rag-tag crew" of South Bronx teenagers who are "armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans."
Luhrmann will serve as an executive producer on the project and will direct the first two episodes, as well as the Season 1 finale. His wife, Oscar winner Catherine Martin, will serve as costume and production designer, and executive producer. Other executive producers include Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Marney Hochman (Terriers), Paul Watters (Luhrmann's Australia), Thomas Kelly (Copper) and Stephen Adley Guirgis (Motherf***er With The Hat).
"In this golden era of TV, the Netflix culture puts no constraint on creative possibilities," Luhrmann said in a statement. "So it is a natural home for The Get Down, a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years. 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."
Check out the teaser below:
Will you watch The Get Down?