“The Get Down” Gets Cancelled After One Season
Bad news for fans of “The Get Down.”
The Baz Luhrmann produced musical drama, starring Jaden Smith, apparently was a high cost for Netflix, racking in at about $120 million just for the first season alone.
According to Deadspin, the show’s cost led to multiple production delays, which resulted in season one being split into two 6-episode bundles.
Producer Baz, who’s most famous for directing films like “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby,” said in a Facebook post following that a big part of the cancellation comes from his inability to commit to dedicating his full time to a second season, because he has other movie projects that need his attention.
“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.”
It’s very rare that a Netflix series doesn’t return for a second season. Will you miss this one??