Baz Luhrmanns 'The Get Down' finds its cast

Baz Luhrmanns Netflix original series 'The Get Down' has found it's cast.

The Get Down, a 13 episode musical drama, will focus on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped – dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco – told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. And now it's found it's male and female leads.


From Netflix:

TJ BROWN as “Boo-Boo,” a mechanically-minded kid who wants to get down, he is an irrepressible 40-year old in a 14-year old body.
14 years old, TJ lives in the Bronx, NY. An aspiring rapper and dancer, TJ hones his craft by performing in the NYC subway, where he was discovered by The Get Down?s casting team.

JUSTICE SMITH as “Ezekiel,” a smart, resourceful teen brimming with untapped talent and unrequited love who is determined to make his mark in this world.
19 years old, born & raised in Anaheim, CA, Justice is one of the stars of Paper Towns, which will be released by Fox 2000 this June.

SHAMEIK MOORE as “Shaolin Fantastic,” a child of the streets, thrill-seeking, unpredictable, eccentric but above all, enigmatic.
19 years old, born & raised in Atlanta, GA, Shameik is the star of the 2015 Sundance hit Dope, and was named by Indiewire as one of the ‘12 Major Breakouts' of the festival.

SKYLAN BROOKS as “Ra-Ra,” a loyal, respected, protective friend and brother with his head screwed on tight, he’s the voice of reason beyond his years.
16 years old, born & raised in Los Angeles, CA, Skylan is the star of the film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film. He will next be seen opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in Antoine Fuqua?s Southpaw.

HERIZEN GUARDIOLA will star as “Mylene Cruz,” a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls. An 18-year-old singer/songwriter, Herizen will make her acting debut in The Get Down.


'The Get Down' will debut on Netflix in 2016.

Watch a teaser below: