Looking for more Netflix and chill time? Don’t worry, the streaming service has an arsenal of new programming heading your way in 2016. Trailers for two of the most hotly-anticipated series have been released.
From the man who gave us Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, comes a hip-hop drama set in the South Bronx during the 1970s. The Get Down stars notable names including Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith, along with a slew of upcoming rising talents including Shameik Moore, Justice Smith and Skylan Brooks. If you like Empire, this one is for you. Plus, Baz Luhrmann rarely disappoints.
The Get Down Synopsis
The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York — broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGB to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world… forever.
The Crown is a ten-episode series about Queen Elizabeth II and the prime ministers who shaped post-war Britain. It’s based on the award-winning play The Audience. Reportedly, Netflix shelled out a whopping $156 million to produce this series- the company’s most expensive show to date. Claire Foy plays the Queen while John Lithgow and Matt Smith play Winston Churchill and Prince Philip respectively.
The Crown Description
“The inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”
Netflix hasn’t revealed the premiere dates for either series yet, but you can get your first look below.
The Get Down Netflix Trailer
The Crown Netflix Trailer