When “The Get Down” arrived last summer, it came packaged with buzz that usually doesn’t get associated with Netflix shows — over budget, behind schedule, troubled. Indeed, the Baz Luhrmann-produced series grew so big, the first season wound up being split in two, but the next batch of episodes is coming soon and the streaming service is hoping you’ll drop the needle.
“The Get Down — Part II” takes place one year later, where lovers, gangsters, and artists all collide in the uneasy social change gripping New York City during the late ’70s. Here’s the official synopsis:
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” arrives on April 7th.