Netflix’s The Get Down Returns April 7…Watch A Sneak Peek of Season 2!
One of my favorite series on Netflix has just announced its second season…FINALLY!
“Gonna take our music from minor to major league,” says a voice-over on the new clip announcing the return date. Set in the late-1970s South Bronx and focusing on six gifted kids at the forefront of the hip-hop musical revolution, The Get Down premiered last August with six episodes and a cast including Jimmy Smits, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Jaden Smith, T.J. Brown Jr. and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
In his video review of the series last August, Deadline’s Dominic Patten called The Get Down “a hell of a lot of mash-up fun, with a strapping cultural and personal coming-of-age story at its hip-hop-history core.”
Part II is set in 1978, a year after the events of the debut season. With disco reigning supreme, a new, as-yet-unnamed genre is burgeoning, with young lovers Books (Justice Smith) and Mylene (Herizen F. Guardiola) caught up in the “looming cultural revolution,” as Netflix puts it. “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,” says Netflix.
Watch the promo for Part II above and let us know what you think.
Now all we need is for Luke Cage to come through with their second season!