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Netflix cancels ‘The Get Down,’ series creator speaks out

Entertainment, Netflix, The Get Down -

Netflix cancels ‘The Get Down,’ series creator speaks out

Netflix has reportedly decided to can The Get Down after only one season.

The decision to can the show, which is based in 1970s South Bronx, comes after Netflix released the second half of the first season, with the full twelve episodes costing the streaming giant around $120 million.

Baz Lurhmann, who created the series, spoke out about the cancellation by explaining that part of the reason was his own commitments.

“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. 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,” he said.

“All sorts of things have been thrown around for the future… even a stage show (can you imagine that? I can, concert version anyone? Next summer? Just saying.) But the simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life. Since The Get Down stopped, I have actually been spending the last few months preparing my new cinematic work…”

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