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Baz Luhrmann's first TV show is a Netflix series

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Score yet another big original programming win for Netflix: Baz Luhrmann's first-ever TV series, The Get Down, will be premiering on the company's streaming service next year. The show's also right in the Moulin Rouge director's musical wheelhouse. It's set in 1970's New York City, and follows the rise of hip-hop, punk, and disco through the eyes of a group of Bronx teens. "In this golden era of TV, the Netflix culture puts no constraint on creative possibilities," Luhrmann said in a statement. "So it is a natural home for The Get Down, a project I have been contemplating and working on now for over 10 years." Netflix's last major original series, the period epic Marco Polo, was a critical flop. But the pedigree behind The Get Down alone will make the 13-episode series one to keep an eye out for. It also sets the bar even higher for Amazon, which debuted Transparent last year, it's first truly great show.

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