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New Original Musical Drama From Baz Luhrmann Coming To Netflix In 2016.

Netflix is really pushing ahead with some innovative new shows. From the excellent House Of Cards, which is due to broadcast its third series later this month, to the epic, visually stunning Marco Polo and the Marvel shows Daredevil, Aka Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron First and The Defenders, the first of which airs next month. And it is attracting some big names too, with director Baz Lurmann now developing a new musical drama for Netflix next year.

The Get Down is set in 1970s New York City and focuses on a group of teenagers from the South Bronx. Lurmann has been working on the idea for a decade and decided that Netflix would be the best place to tell this story.

Lurmann has said that he’s “been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture. I’m thrilled to be working with my partners at Sony and collaborating with a team of extraordinary writers and musicians, many of whom grew up with and lived the story we’ve set out to tell.”

Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the final episode of the initial 13-episode series. It might be his first series, but films like Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby have shown Lurmann has the ability to blend music with spectacle like no other.

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