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Baz Luhrmann on Making a Netflix Series That Was Too Epic for a Movie

Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series The Get Down tells the story of the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx in the late seventies.

“At one stage I was going to do it as movie. … I realized that it was too epic. It was too vast,” Luhrmann said at TCA, as reported by The Wrap. Luhrmann also described how he got the idea for the show. “I saw a framed photograph of these two kids in a hip-hop stance. I remember thinking in that moment, ‘How did so much creativity come from New York in that moment in that time?’”

The Get Down premieres on Netflix on August 12th. Read the full story here.