Afros, arson, glitterballs and gun shots: first look at Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series The Get Down

"You don't know what the f***ing Get Down is?"

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Baz Luhrmann is bringing his opulent brilliance to the world of binge-watch TV. And if you’ve got no idea what to expect from the Romeo + Juliet, Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge! director’s first drama series, you’re in luck. 

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The streaming service has just released a first glimpse of musical drama The Get Down – and it’s basically three glorious minutes of afros, glitterballs, gun shots, fires, tears, incredible dance moves and amazing vocals. 

Set in 1970s New York City, the series revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — “nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another.” 

Take a look for yourself: 

Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith stars in The Get Down alongside Paper Town’s Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola and Shameik Moore. 

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The Get Down will launch exclusively on Netflix later this year