Stars of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' are introduced by Netflix

April 9, 2015 4:26 PM

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Set in the late 1970s, the show is described as "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." It is scheduled to premiere in 2016.

Leading the ensemble are: T.J. Brown, 14, who plays Boo-Boo, a mechanically-minded kid who wants to get down; Justice Smith, 19, who plays Ezekiel, a smart, resourceful teen brimming with untapped talent and unrequited love, who is determined to make his mark in this world; Shameik Moore, 19, who pl...

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