Watch the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series The Get Down
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Netflix has released the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s 1970s-set New York drama The Get Down, and it promises to be as ambitious a show as you’d expect from the visionary director.

Way back in February last year we got a bit excited about the teaser trailer for the show, which follows a group of South Bronx teens as the music scene around them explodes against a backdrop of urban decay.

The first full trailer promises heavy doses of disco, afros, hip hop and break-dancing, and the kind of visual spectacle with which the director of The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge is synonymous.

Luhrmann has apparently been developing The Get Down for more than a decade along with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, and the show’s visual style will be the responsibility of his wife Catherine Martin, who also created the look of Gatsby and Moulin Rouge.

We don’t have a release date yet, but The Get Down will premiere on the streaming service at some point in 2016.

Watch the trailer below: