Netflix Cancels Hip Hop Drama ‘The Get Down’ After One Season


(AllHipHop News) The Hip Hop drama The Get Down has been canceled after just eleven episodes.

Netflix announced the 1970’s-set show will not return for a second season.

Series creator Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) addressed the cancellation on Facebook.

“When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years,” wrote Luhrmann. “This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show.”

He continued, “It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions. I feel so deeply connected to all those who I have worked and collaborated with on this remarkable experience.”

According to reports, The Get Down cost around $120 million to produce.

Part 1 of season 1 debuted on Netflix in August 2016, then the second part was released on April 7.

Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Jaden Smith, and Jimmy Smits were part of the cast.

Nasir “Nas” Jones served as an executive producer and wrote lyrics for some of the characters.