The Get Down Canceled by Netflix

Netflix has decided not to renew Baz Luhrmann‘s stylish ’70s hip-hop drama The Get Down, effectively canceling the show after its first season.

Luhrmann’s signature visual flair was a huge component of the Netflix series, with factored into The Get Down‘s 12-episode first season becoming one of Netflix’s most expensive shows, costing about $120 million. It also may have factored into the show’s cancellation, as Luhrmann indicated in a Facebook post that him not being able to commit full-time to season 2 lost The Get Down its renewal.

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Last week, Baz Luhrman speculated that he might not make his long gestating adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. He said that a decision would be made by the end of the week. Well, Luhrman has never been one to rush things so it’s no surprise that things got bumped back a week. But if you’re interested in the film, the news is good. Warner Brothers is close to acquiring worldwide distribution rights for the film. Read More »