Part two of the first season of Netflix hip-hop history hit The Get Down has a release date – and a new trailer (which you can watch below).
The new trailer is short, at only 15 seconds. It doesn’t reveal much in the way of plot, but it tell us that things are going “from minor to major league,” and it tells us the new season drops on April 7. The trailer of course, has plenty of over the top moments, showcasing sensation on the rise Mylene Cruz (played by actress Herizen Guardiola), the Get Down crew (with rhyme writer Books Figuero (Justice Smith), leader Shaolin Fantastic, and sibling pair Ra-Ra and Dizzee (played by Jaden Smith) and Boo-Boo Kipling (T.J. Brown Jr.).
With the release date only about a month away, it’s expected that a full trailer should be released soon. It’s not clear yet how many episodes will be included in part two, but most Netflix originals has 13 episode seasons. Since part one had six episodes, there’s a strong chance part two will have seven.
The second season of The Get Down will pick up in 1978, just one year after the first season. While disco still reigns supreme, a new pop culture force is brewing in the Bronx. The world is changing, and while Books and Mylene are caught in the middle, they know they have a chance to leave their mark. Set against a bankrupt NYC, money hungry record bosses, gangsters, and more, they start to learn just how much they’re going to need to sacrifice – both for their music and each other.
Initially, The Get Down had a reported price tag of $10 million an episode, making it one of the most expensive television shows in history (not just Netflix… television period). But production costs ballooned, and things got a little more expensive. The estimated price tag for each episode now? $16 million.
Netflix is investing heavily in this series, and it apparent they think they have a hit on their hands.