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Watch the Lively New Trailer for 'The Get Down' Part II

23 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Netflix has unveiled the release date for The Get Down's next set of episodes. The show's "Part II" will premiere this spring. The network announced the return of Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis' hip-hop drama via a short trailer.

In the brief 15-second clip, lively performance scenes are interwoven with audience clips, a motorcycle ride and DJ shots. "We're going to take our music from minor to major league," a voiceover says.

Set in the late 1970s in the South Bronx, the show recreates the fictionalized moments »

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The Get Down: Part Two Coming to Netflix in April

23 February 2017 5:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of The Get Down are in for a treat. Deadline reports part two of the Netflix series will debut in April.From Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, the drama explores the dying days of disco and the emergence of hip hop in late ’70s New York City. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola,  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Jimmy Smits, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Get Down returns in April with Part II

23 February 2017 3:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has revealed that part two of season one of Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s upcoming musical drama series The Get Down is set to premiere on the streaming service on April 7th; check out the date announcement trailer below…

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped – dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from Cbgb to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco – as told through the lives and music of the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Netflix’s Music Saga Continues With The Get Down Part II In April

23 February 2017 1:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since the turn of the year, Netflix has steadily filled its slate of original content for the first half of 2017. Iron Fist, for instance, kicks things off with an almighty punch on March 17th, and will be followed in quick succession by new seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Bill Nye Saves the World, which is a relative newcomer to the Netflix pantheon.

Another series that has now booked its placed on that bustling lineup is The Get Down. It’ll return with half a dozen new episodes on April 7th, and we understand Part II will check in on hip-hop supergroup The Get Down Brothers in 1978, a full year after their electrifying debut. Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola) and Books (Justice Smith) will once again anchor the drama as two lovestruck musicians swept up in the cultural upheaval at the time. »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Get Down’ Part Two: Exclusive Teaser Trailer Promises ‘Major League’ Music, Sets Release Date

23 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Get Down” got people up out of their seats when it debuted on Netflix last summer, but the new teaser trailer promises we haven’t seen anything yet. Come April 7, when the second half of Season 1 debuts, Baz Luhrmann and The Get Down Brothers are going to drop some “major league” music on us.

Better get ready.

The initial six episodes of “The Get Down” premiered in August 2016, earning largely positive reviews overall (and a rave from IndieWire). Starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith, the first half of Season 1 tracked the rise of a hip-hop supergroup — The Get Down Brothers — formed in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Simultaneously, Mylene Cruz (Guardiola) gained prominence on her own… with a bit of help from the group’s leader, Books (Justice Smith), and the two shared a steamy romance.

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- Ben Travers

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‘The Get Down’ Part Two: Teaser Trailer Promises ‘Major League’ Music, Sets Release Date

23 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Get Down” got people up out of their seats when it debuted on Netflix last summer, but the new teaser trailer promises we haven’t seen anything yet. Come April 7, when the second half of Season 1 debuts, Baz Luhrmann and The Get Down Brothers are going to drop some “major league” music on us.

Better get ready.

The initial six episodes of “The Get Down” premiered in August 2016, earning largely positive reviews overall (and a rave from IndieWire). Starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith, the first half of Season 1 tracked the rise of a hip-hop supergroup — The Get Down Brothers — formed in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Simultaneously, Mylene Cruz (Guardiola) gained prominence on her own… with a bit of help from the group’s leader, Books (Justice Smith), and the two shared a steamy romance.

Netflix provided the following synopsis for the second half of Season 1: “Part Two of ‘The Get Down’ picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late ’70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world — but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.

The Get Down” Part Two premieres April 7. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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- Ben Travers

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Top 5 Returning TV Series We're Looking Forward To In 2017

22 February 2017 11:34 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome to The Top 5, where every week, we list five things for a given topic. These topics can range from "5 Things We Liked About The Power Rangers Teaser Trailer" to "5 Things We Want (Or Don't Want) In Ben Affleck's The Batman."

Of course, because everyone has an opinion, there is sure to be some disagreements, which is why, despite the title "The Top 5," very rarely are these actual "best of" articles. Instead, they're meant to provide entertaining insight, and to stir a discussion, and give everyone a chance to speak their mind. 

If you have a suggestion for a Top 5 piece, send them my way via #TheTop5LRM on Twitter. If I choose your topic, I'll be sure to give you a shoutout!

Now, on with today's topic!

Top 5 Returning TV Series We're Looking Forward To In 2017

It's not easy picking your favorite TV shows of any given year. »

- Drew Carlton

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Donald Glover Will Play Simba and James Earl Jones Is Mufasa in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

17 February 2017 7:24 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Jon Favreau, who directed last year’s live-action/CGI “The Jungle Book” movie, with voice actors that included Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Giancarlo Esposito, is currently prepping his next film, another live-action adaptation of a beloved work of animation, “The Lion King,” which tells… Continue Reading → »

- shadowandact

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Classic Movie Review: Kla$H, a Jamaican hip hop action movie from 1995!

5 February 2017 3:07 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In the 70s when "The Harder They Come" hit the cinema from Jamaica to the whole world and made a big impact with Jimmy Cliff "you can get it if you really want".  20 years later another Jamaican movie try to bring a storm to the world with the pop group Kla$h, but in their own movie they are just a filler, the rest of the movie is an exiting, humorous and adventurous reggae noir 1995 crime action movie. Story: A New Yorker photographer reporter Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito) is sent to Jamaica to make a scoop on the concert performed by Kla$h, but at the same time he tries to catch up with his ex girlfriend Blossom (Jasmine Guy). But sadly once a traitor always...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Better Call Saul: Jesse Pinkman Could Return From Breaking Bad!

24 January 2017 11:06 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I am sure all the Better Call Saul fans, like myself, are disappointed that the season will be starting much later than it normally does, especially since we are slightly limited on TV show right now. Luckily, to feed our ongoing interest, we have gotten reports that some of the old crew from Breaking Bad will be making an appearance this season, for example the Walter White rumor that he will return. Today, I found a new piece of information while Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman) was being interviewed on The Ellen Show, and Ellen asked Paul about his possible return on the prequel. Paul responded:

"God, I hope so, maybe I already shot it. We just — or they just — wrapped the [latest] season.”

Ok, so either Paul is being a total tease here, or maybe there is actually something to this.

While limited in scope, a cool feature of »

- Drew Carlton

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Better Call Saul: Aaron Paul Hints He's in Breaking Bad Prequel's Season 3

24 January 2017 8:56 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Say it with us now, Breaking Bad fans: Yeah, bitch!

Based on a clip from Tuesday’s Ellen, it seems like there’s a good chance Jesse Pinkman will show his face in the third season of Bad‘s prequel, Better Call Saul.

“God, I hope so,” Bad star Aaron Paul responds when host Ellen DeGeneres asks him whether the feckless drug dealer will ever show up on the spinoff. “Maybe I already shot it. We just — or they just — wrapped the [latest] season.”

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Rebel: John Singleton Scripted Drama Coming to Bet in March

18 January 2017 8:15 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

John Singleton is headed to Bet. Today, the network announced the filmmaker's new series Rebel will debut in March.The drama "follows Rebel (Danielle Moné Truitt), a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother." The cast also includes Giancarlo Esposito, Mykelti Williamson, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Latanya Richardson, and Brandon Quinn.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date, a Clip, and a Fried Chicken Kingpin

16 January 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Better Call Saul hasn’t exactly been subtle with its hints that Breaking Bad baddie Gus Fring would come knocking in the very near future. Last week, they went so far as to release a Los Pollos Hermanos “commercial” featuring Giancarlo Esposito back in character. But it’s only now they’ve finally gone and made it official. Yes, […]

The post ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date, a Clip, and a Fried Chicken Kingpin appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Giancarlo Esposito confirms Gus Fring return for Better Call Saul

16 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

AMC has been dropping plenty of hints that Breaking Bad villain Gus Fring is set to make an appearance in Better Call Saul, not least the ‘Taste the Family’ commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos which arrived online last week.

Well, actor Giancarlo Esposito has made it official, posting on Twitter “I’m back!! What you’ve been waiting for, the rise of Gus is coming!”

I'm back!! What you've been waiting for, the rise of Gus is coming! Check this out…#PollosHermanos pic.twitter.com/CLQubJVWNK

Giancarlo Esposito (@quiethandfilms) January 11, 2017

AMC also confirmed his return with a short statement revealing that Gus will appear in season three of Better Call Saul, although there’s been no word as to how big his role will be.

See Also: ‘Crisis Averted’ in clip from Better Call Saul season 3

Season three of Better Call Saul will get underway on AMC in the Spring. »

- Gary Collinson

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Better Call Saul Season 3 Booked In For April Premiere

16 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Nipping at the heels of last week’s delightful teaser, AMC has officially confirmed that Better Call Saul will return to the airwaves this April with a familiar face in tow: Giancarlo Esposito’s glowering Gustavo Fring.

Pegged for a premiere on April 10, Better Call Saul season 3 will do good on last year’s enticing teases and ensure Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill crosses paths with the illustrious drug kingpin. Los Pollos Hermanos is also back, and when Esposito was pressed about how his villainous Gus Fring fits into the picture, the actor told budding fans to expect a “more immature” version of the character compared to that seen in Breaking Bad.

Given Better Call Saul is, first and foremost, a prequel series, news that AMC’s spinoff will introduce a more wet-behind-the-ears businessman shouldn’t be all that surprising. »

- Michael Briers

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TCA Winter Press Tour Day 10 Quotes: The Fate of a 'Keanu' Kitten and Jonathan Banks' Burns

15 January 2017 12:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Day two of the Television Critics Association's winter press tour cable panels (Day 10 overall) brought the usual variety including a snack break with puppies, an abnormally good-humored Robert De Niro, Hank Azaria doing voices for Brockmire and Los Pollos Hermanos chicken hand-delivered by Giancarlo Esposito.   It also featured Jude Law discussing his new knowledge of The Young Pope memes and Tiffany Haddish telling us about the kittens from Keanu.     Which of those things made my Highlight Quotes for the day? Find out!    *** »

- Daniel Fienberg

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"Better Call Saul" - The Return Of 'Gus Fring'

15 January 2017 11:29 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Actor Giancarlo Esposito reprises his "Breaking Bad" role as the ruthless, drug-dealing "Los Pollos Hermanos" restaurant owner, 'Gustavo Fring' in "Better Call Saul" Season 3, debuting April 10, 2017 on AMC:

"I know 'Better Call Saul' is a little bit of a different show than 'Breaking Bad' was," said Esposito. "Obviously the opportunity to tell some of the backstory of 'Gus Fring' and how he rose to power and how he came to be, is always something I’ve wanted to explore in a very subtle way in the right venue. 

"I do remind myself that I’m not trying to just mimic what I’ve done before but to make it completely new and fresh and alive, and that is the way to discover a whole new entry of playing Gus.

"He is still terrifying, there is no doubt about it. But I think he has an element of being quietly and smoothly manipulating. »

- Michael Stevens

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Better Call Saul: Season 3 Extended Sneak Preview And Bryan Cranston's Possible Return To The Franchise

15 January 2017 8:36 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Last week we were given a 30 second clip featuring the return of Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring in a Los Pollos Hermanos "commercial" spot. Yesterday however, the fans of the show were gifted a full 3 minutes of the upcoming season. The trailer is called "Crisis Averted" and it references Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) conversation with Jimmy aka Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), or perhaps it is the unreleased title of the first episode. Check it out:

Normally, at this time of the year we would all be highly anticipating the start of Better Call Saul, Fargo, and in a few months Game Of Thrones, but unfortunately all have been delayed for various reasons. Instead, we have to wait until April 10th for Better Call Saul, mid-April for Fargo and Summer for Game Of Thrones, leaving a void for a few months with only the 2nd half of CW shows, Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., »

- Drew Carlton

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Giancarlo Esposito, a.k.a. Gus Fring, Crashes Better Call Saul Panel, Delivers Los Pollos Hermanos

15 January 2017 5:56 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

As you may have guessed — and as you certainly heard — Gus Fring is headed to Better Call Saul.

Giancarlo Esposito, who plays the chillingly calm Breaking Bad drug lord who lost a battle with a wheelchair bomb in the Breaking Bad season 4 finale, confirmed his return to action in the Bad prequel on Wednesday. No other information was given (hints about story lines, number of episodes, etc.), beyond a commercial for Fring’s fast-food chicken restaurant chain Los Pollos Hermanos. But on Saturday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California, »

- Maria Mercedes Lara

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Confirmed With Chicken: Gus Fring Is Coming to 'Better Call Saul'

14 January 2017 6:38 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The biggest non-secret in television was confirmed on Saturday afternoon at the Television Critics Association press tour, as Giancarlo Esposito delivered Los Pollos Hermanos chicken to reporters ahead of the panel for AMC's Better Call Saul.   The return of Esposito's revenge-bent kingpin Gus Fring, which was teased in the second season finale of Better Call Saul, was teased again with the release of a Los Pollos Hermanos commercial that actually aired in late-night TV in Albuquerque earlier this week and then was teased one more time when AMC put Esposito's image in the show's TCA seating »

- Daniel Fienberg

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