[WATCH] Here’s Your Official Sneak Peek of ‘The Get Down’ Part 2
Post by J. Bachelor
The cool kids of the Boogie Down Bronx are back! After scoring a big hit in late 2016, the gang has returned for another run, as “The Get Back” is set to offer fresh new episodes beginning Friday, April 7.
Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world – but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.
The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (“Shaolin Fantastic”), Justice Smith (“Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero”), Herizen Guardiola (“Mylene Cruz”), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Cadillac”), Jaden Smith (“Dizzee Kipling”), Skylan Brooks (“Ra Ra Kipling”), Tremaine Brown Jr. (“Boo Boo Kiping”), Mamoudou Athie (“Grandmaster Flash”) and Jimmy Smits (“Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz”).
The Get Down is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Nas, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters.
In the trailer for the forthcoming episode, Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola) looks to spread her wings with a solo performance at the Ruby Con, New York’s outrageous Studio 54-like nightclub where anything goes and nothing is taboo. With her idol Misty Holloway (Renee Elise Goldsberry) performing the same night, Mylene knows she needs to make an impression, and reveals her new single “Toybox” (written by Sia) before the enthusiastic crowd — but what she doesn’t know is that her father, Pastor Ramon Cruz (Giancarlo Esposito) is also in the audience.