Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Netflix Cancels 'The Get Down' After One Season

In a rare move, Netflix has cancelled its original drama series The Get Down created by Baz Luhrmann after one season. The news comes a month after the drama released the second half of its first season on the streaming service.

The drama starred Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Jaden Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jimmy Smits. 

Luhrmann created the drama with Stephen Adly Guirgis. They executive produced with Catherine Martin, Nasir Jones, Marney Hochman, Thomas Kelly and Paul Watters. Sony Pictures Television produced.

The show was originally announced in February 2015. However, the production was later faced with a number of issues - both financial and creative. That led to the first season being split into two halves. The first dropped in August 2016 while the second debuted in April 2017. The total episode count was 11 which was down from the 13 that were originally ordered.

The Get Down marks the first cancellation after one season for Netflix. The streaming platform has made it a priority to renew every show for at least a second season. It's a business that demands having as much content as possible. So only one season of a show may not be as profitable. And yet, the executives still thought it best to cancel The Get Down after one.