Remember when we argued that Netflix owes Black folks a series because we made “Netflix and chill” a thing? Well, looks like our prayers have been answered.

Wednesday, the streaming service rolled out the first trailer for its new dramatic series, “The Get Down,” and it’s full of melanin!

Set in New York City in the 1970s, “The Get Down” follows the lives and music of a group of teens from South Bronx just as hip hop was beginning. According to Netflix, the series “is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City.”

“The Get Down” stars a host of newcomers, including Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown, Jr., Herizen Guardiola, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, and even Jaden Smith.

“The Get Down” will hit Netflix later this year, but check out the first trailer below.

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  • Mary Burrell

    Dazzling visuals but as one poster mentioned it Baz Lurhman he goes for the big popping colors and the all over the place sounds and loud music and dancing. I think that’s why I couldn’t watch Great Gatsby it felt like an assault on my eyes and ears. Strangely I actually liked Moulin Rouge.

  • Mary Burrell

    So it’s the 70’s disco and looks like the early stages of HipHop are being birthed. Looks like a mashup of Saturday Night Fever and Fame. Hmmm……. I’m not sure what to make of it. I will check it out though.

  • yoda

    Can we get a show that’s not about the past or about hip hop music?? There’s more to African Americans than the past and hip hop. Hip hop doesn’t interest me so I won’t be tuning in.

  • Zorino

    Nah, I’ll pass, and watch “Suits” instead.