‘the get down’ is cancelled by netflix after only one season

May 25, 2017

Shocking audiences all of the internet, Netflix announced last night that it had canceled its break-out hip-hop history drama-musical, ‘The Get Down’ after just one two-part season. The ambition Baz Luhrmann series cost Netflix $120 million for just 12 episodes. For reference, shows like Game Of Thrones shoot 10 episodes in multiple countries for the better part of the year on a $100 million budget.

In an interview with Vulture earlier this Spring, Luhrmann was emphatic that Sony and Netflix were going forward with Season 2, but after yesterday’s announcement, Luhrmann insinuated that his multiple commitments were part of the problem: “This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show. It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions… But the simple truth is, I make movies.”