Netflix’s “The Get Down” Cancelled After Only One Season

- By Bossip Staff

“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??


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