'The Get Down' Gets Cancelled by Netflix
Published May 25, 2017After just one season, hip-hop drama The Get Down is getting the boot from Netflix.
The decision from the streaming giant comes after the second part of Season 1 arrived last month — and in the wake of the show becoming one of Netflix's most expensive, Deadline reports. The 12 episodes of Season 1 cost about $120 million USD.
The news of the cancellation was quickly followed by a message from show creator Baz Luhrmann, who revealed that the decision to axe The Get Down was mainly due to the director not being able to fully commit to a second season.
"When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years," Luhrmann wrote on Facebook. "This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show. It kills me that I can't split myself into two and make myself available to both productions. I feel so deeply connected to all those who I have worked and collaborated with on this remarkable experience."
Luhrmann did off a small glimmer for the show's future, however. He wrote, "As for the real future of the show, the spirit of The Get Down, and the story it has begun to tell… it has its own life. One that lives on today and will continue to be told somewhere, somehow, because of you, the fans and the supporters."
You can find his full message below.