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Netflix cancels The Get Down

25 May 2017 12:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced it will not be renewing Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down for a second season, Deadline has revealed.

The Get Down recently aired the second part of its first season on the streaming service last month, with the first being made available last August.

The reasons for its cancellation are apparently because of its budget – the first season cost $120 million, one of Netflix’s most expensive shows – as well as a slew of changes to its writers and showrunners and, significantly, Luhrmann’s limited involvement in the potential second season.

While he had a lot of input as a showrunner in its first season, Luhrmann was getting ready to dive back into a new cinematic project. The fact he would not be readily available for a second season seems to have been the most contributing factor for its cancellation.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Luhrmann said: “When »

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