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Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ Won’t Be Back For Season 2

Shelby Chau / May 25, 2017

Although the second part of the series’ first season was just released last month, Netflix has made the decision not to renew the series for Season 2.


The ambitious musical drama by Baz Luhrmann was set in South Bronx, NYC, in the 1970’s. If there was one reason for the cancellation, one might look at the price tag coming from the first season. It was one of the streaming network’s most expensive undertakings, costing the company $120 million for the show’s first 12-episode run.


The Get Down was Luhrmann’s first foray into TV, but the series was bogged with pre-production and production processes that were lengthy and difficult. There were showrunner and writer changes and because of production delays, the season was split into two parts.


However, it was actually Luhrmann’s capacity that was ultimately the deciding factor.


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He was not able to commit to Season 2 full-time because he is still focused on making movies.


If you haven’t seen The Get Down yet, it’s still worth a watch if you’re even remotely interested in hip-hop culture. There’s rhymes, drama, break dancing, and best of all – music. Some may like it and some my hate it, but the most important thing is that people are talking about it. And that’s music to Netflix’s ears.


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