Coming Distractions: A new teaser for Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down hits the streets

While we got a much more extensive look at all the many moods to be expected in The Get Down when Netflix released a three-minute trailer back in January, this brand new teaser has its own merit. At just 30 seconds long, it doesn’t offer much in the way of exposition or characterization. But god damn if this tight package of imagery and music from the upcoming Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) series doesn’t have feeling. The earlier preview did a good job of letting us know what we can expect from the period drama, set in New York City’s burgeoning hip-hop scene circa the summer of 1977. This one, though, seems intended as a quick shot of adrenaline that will make viewers want to shove the show into their eye holes.

Newcomers Justice Smith and Herizen Guardiola lead an ensemble cast that includes Giancarlo Esposito …

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