When The Get Down hit Netflix last year, it was definitely binge-worthy due to its story and upbeat music set in 1970s New York City. The only problem was that only a 6-episode Part I was released last August. As Netflix usually does, The Get Down Part II date announcement was made via a short 15-second teaser video, which you can check out above.
As you can see in the synopsis below, The Get Down Part II will continue the story of Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore), Ezekiel “Books” Figuero (Justice Smith), Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola), and the rest of the crew a year after Part I.
Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world – but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.
With Grandmaster Flash and Nas still on as producers of the Baz Luhrmann show, Part II should hopefully be as good and fun to watch as the first part. Are you looking forward to finding out what happens next in The Get Down? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.