Netflix’s prestige period musical drama The Get Down returns for part two this coming April. Picking up a year after this fall’s midseason finale, we set our scene in the ever-changing streets of New York City. Disco is pop and hip-hop is coming in hot. Success has come at a cost and now rising disco queen Mylene (Herizen Guardiola) and MC Zeke’s (Justice Smith) relationship is feeling it.
Part two sets its sights on the reality of dreams, their fruition, and how the best-laid plans often go awry. It’s the late ’70s, and pop radio is only now beginning to expand its genre, looking for ways to bridge the gap between disco’s prominence and the new “get down” sound. It’s a Romeo and Juliet story for the titanic music industry. Can one truly, as Zeke proudly announces in the trailer, live only for the music? Who knows. It’s a lofty and youthful ideal, one that will surely be challenged by the powers that be who value dollar signs over the well-beings of their employees.
The Get Down, Part II will begin streaming on Netflix April 7.