Get Down With The New Trailer For ‘The Get Down’

Netflix is rolling out a new series this summer called The Get Down.

The series, executive produced by Nas, follows the story of a group of ambitious teenagers from the South Bronx, looking to transform their impoverished lives to reflect their inner-most passion, the love of music.

Set in 1977, at a time where the disco era was ending and the hip-hop movement was being birthed, this group of teenagers are taking risks and huge leaps of faith by immersing themselves into an unconventional music genre the world has yet to grasp.

The series features several rising stars such as Shameik Moore, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Justice Smith, Skylan Brooks and more, along with film and TV veterans Giancarlo Esposito and Lillias White. Jaden Smith also makes an appearance as Marcus “Dizzie” Kipling.

The Get Down premieres August 12th, but in the meantime, take a look at the first trailer of this upcoming series: