On Tuesday, I got the opportunity to attend an exclusive screening of the first episode of Season 2 of Netflix’s The Get Down. The screening was sponsored by Ebony Magazine and it featured a Q&A with cast member Yahya Abdul-Mateen, or better known by his character “Cadillac”. The screening was a lot of fun and Yahya gave us some insight to what life on the set The Get Down is like, as well as a sneak peek on what we can expect for Season 2!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FOR SEASON 2 OF THE GET DOWN
Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world – but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (“Shaolin Fantastic”), Justice Smith (“Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero”), Herizen Guardiola (“Mylene Cruz”), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Cadillac”), Jaden Smith (“Dizzee Kipling”), Skylan Brooks (“Ra Ra Kipling”), Tremaine Brown Jr. (“Boo Boo Kiping”), Mamoudou Athie (“Grandmaster Flash”) and Jimmy Smits (“Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz”).
Here are a few photos from the event!
Now obviously I can’t give you guys ALLLL the details about the first episode of The Get Down, BUT I can tell you that the first episode definitely does not disappoint as fans of the series new and old are sure to appreciate it. If you missed the official trailer you can watch that HERE. Part Two of The Get Down, comprising five episodes, will launch globally on Friday, April 7th exclusively on Netflix.
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