Thursday, May 25, 2017

#TheGetDown CANCELED from #Netflix after just 1 season! [details]

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Fans of the Netflix series, 'The Get Down' just got dealt a BIG BLOW!  The series has been AXED after just one season!!

[via Hollywood Reporter]

Netflix has canceled ambitious music drama from writer-director Baz Luhrmann after one season, it was announced Wednesday.

The news comes nearly two months after the second half of the series' first season premiered on the streaming giant. The Get Down was described as "a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco" and was set in the Bronx in the late 1970s.

Originally announced in February 2015, the project marked Luhrmann's first foray into television and stemmed from a concept he had been working on for more than a decade.

However, the Sony-produced series soon hit delays and also saw the departure of original showrunner Shawn Ryan. The first six episodes of season one debuted last August, marking the first time a Netflix original season was split into two parts rather than released all at once as has been the tradition at the streamer for scripted series.

The five remaining episodes were subsequently released last month, bringing the season one total to 11 — two short of the original 13-episode order The Get Down received in 2015.

"The truth is that at a certain point, there was no precedent for how you make such a music-driven show," Luhrmann told The Hollywood Reporter when discussing Ryan's exit. "Ultimately, right now, I ultimately was asked to take the position of being responsible for everything and yes, I am responsible for everything, including saying we have to stop and get it right. … We would start doing it [shooting] and I was being asked to get more involved because it was either not working or it had to be re-engineered."

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