Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Neflix is gearing up to take viewers on a fantastic voyage in 2016. The streaming media giant just released a brand new trailer for its upcoming 70’s hip hop series titled “The Get Down.” The show was created by Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan and is being described as “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco”, the Sony Pictures Television show takes in Bronx tenements, the SoHo art scene, CBGB, Studio 54 and the just-built World Trade Center.
The all-star cast includes Justice Smith as “Ezekiel,” Shameik Moore as “Shaolin Fantastic,” Skylan Brooks as “Ra Ra,” Tremaine Brown, Jr. as “Boo Boo,” Herizen Guardiola as “Mylene Cruz,” Yahya Abdul-Mateen as “Cadillac,” Mamoudou Athie as “Grandmaster Flash,” along with veteran stars Jimmy Smits as “Francisco Cruz aka Papa Fuerte” and Giancarlo Espisito as “Pastor Ramon Cruz.” Recurring roles will be played by Jaden Smith as “Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling,” Yolonda Ross as “Ms. Green,” Zabryna Guevara as “Mrs. Cruz,” and Sal Redino as “Stanley Kelly.” The first series will air this year and will consist of 13 one-hour episodes.
Peep the excited 2-minute trailer below: