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Netflix’s upcoming series The Get Down has cast its four lead roles. The hip hop drama, set in New York in the 70s, has tapped Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Skylan Brooks, and Tremain Brown Jr. to star in the series. Moore, who will soon be seen on the big screen in the Sundance feature Dope, will be playing Shaolin Fantastic, while Smith, who is in this summer’s Paper Towns, will play Ezekiel. Brown Jr. will make his acting debut on the series by playing Boo-Boo, while Brooks, who was one of the two leads in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, will play Ra-Ra.
Netflix describes The Get Down thusly.
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 »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After months of speculation, an early departure of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s play “Assassins,” the absence of Aaron Tveit in the pictures that were made public, and following his presence in a teaser that only showcased images from Graceland’s sophomore season, the actor has finally been seen in public alongside castmate Daniel Sunjata at NBC Universal’s Summer Press Day. Though there has not been a confirmation in regards of how active of a role the actor will play in the Graceland‘s third season, the outlook for a full return as a regular seem better than ever, if there was ever any risk at all. According to early reports from Zap2it, when questioned about Tveit’s character’s future, Daniel Sunjata, who, so far along with the rest of the Gracelanders had remained tight-lipped finally spoke about the fate of Mike. “He’s alive-ish,” he said. »
- Virginia Podesta
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