Since the turn of the year, Netflix has steadily filled its slate of original content for the first half of 2017. Iron Fist, for instance, kicks things off with an almighty punch on March 17th, and will be followed in quick succession by new seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Bill Nye Saves the World, which is a relative newcomer to the Netflix pantheon.
Another series that has now booked its placed on that bustling lineup is The Get Down. It’ll return with half a dozen new episodes on April 7th, and we understand Part II will check in on hip-hop supergroup The Get Down Brothers in 1978, a full year after their electrifying debut. Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola) and Books (Justice Smith) will once again anchor the drama as two lovestruck musicians swept up in the cultural upheaval at the time. Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith complete the starry lineup.
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Netflix:
“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.”
The Get Down Part II will unfold when Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s lavish music saga continues on April 7th. Curious as to how the first batch of episodes fared? Look no further than our review.