The Get Down is a throwback to the roots of hip-hop with a lead named Shaolin Fantastic


The Get Down tells the New York story of how, at the brink of bankruptcy, the city gave birth to a new art form. Set in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco, told through the lives, music, art and dance of a group of South Bronx kids who changed the world forever.

The Get Down is from Baz Luhrmann and a team of collaborators including four-time Oscar winner Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, associate producer Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, co-creator and executive producer Stephen Adly Guirgis, along with expert collaborators, including hip-hop historian and supervising producer Nelson George.

The series stars Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic, Justice Smith as Ezekiel “Books” Figuero, Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Cadillac, Jaden Smith as Dizzee Kipling, Skylan Brooks as Ra-Ra Kipling, Tremaine Brown Jr. as Boo Boo Kiping, Mamoudou Athie as Grandmaster Flash, Jimmy Smits as Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz, and Giancarlo Esposito as Ramon Cruz.

Check out an extended trailer for The Get Down, below. The series is currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.