clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Baz Lurhmann Is Developing A Show About NYC in the '70s

New, 1 comment
Getty
Getty

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Even if you're so over fashion's 70's obsession, if anyone could change your mind, it's Baz Lurhmann. An upcoming Netflix show will have the director turning his ever-glitzifying eye to New York's gritty 1970's, DNAinfo reports, and will follow a group of South Bronx teens during the rise of punk, hip-hop, and disco.

Here's the pitch for "The Get Down," according to the show's website:

1970s New York City - broken down, beaten up, violent, cash strapped, dying. Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens - from Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene, CBGBs, Studio 54, and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center - The Get Down is a sweeping saga of loyalty, love and betrayal, and the transformation of New York City.

Though it won't premiere until 2016, Lurhmann has started the casting process—and they're looking for New York natives to fill major roles, specifically African American and Latino men and women ages 18 through 21. Watch the callout video below: