Director Baz Luhrmann’s opulence and lavishness is heading to the small screen.
The Aussie filmmaker, known for his movies “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Great Gatsby,” will be executive producing a musical drama series about the dawn on rap music in New York in 1970s. The series will be streamed by Netflix and the company has already ordered 13 of its episodes and plans to stream all of it in 2016.
The series called “The Get Down” will tell the story of the birth of the rap and hip-hop ear in New York, highlighting the stories of a teenage hip-hop crew in the South Bronx who are determined to make it armed with only their lyrics, choreography and some tricks up their sleeves. The musical series is set in a time of the city when it was turning towards an economic turbulence, and it will shift to different scenes and styles of music.
Luhrmann said that he won’t only serve as the executive producer of the show but will also be sitting in the director’s chair for the first two episodes and for the season finale. Aside from that, he also mentioned that he will be joined by longtime collaborator Catherine Martin, who will join as the show’s costume and production designer.
The musical series will be one of the biggest TV project to come out of the deal between Luhrmann and Sony Pictures in 2012, when the director agreed to create TV shows. Meanwhile Amazon also inked a deal to create a TV show with prolific movie maker Woody Allen.
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