If you are a fan of Netflix's The Get Down series, I have some unfortunate news. The show has been cancelled after just one season! I know...I'm upset too!
There's been rumors floating around for as long as it's been on-air that filming was so expensive that they have to stop & start production. The figure...over $120 million to create!
Sadly, viewership wasn't as high as they expected it to be. It started off with 3.2 million views in the U.S. in its first month, which is about 20% of the views that other hit shows on Netflix such as Orange Is The New Black have received during the same timeframe. All of these issues have contributed to the show ending now.
Last year, the show's creator, Baz Luhrmann, admitted that he considered ending the show a few times. “I really believed that I was sort of going to be an uncle to the project,” Luhrmann told Variety. “The mechanism that pre-existed to create TV shows didn’t really work for this show. At every step of the way there was no precedent for what we were doing. The standard process really didn’t work, so progressively, I was drawn more and more into the center of it.”
Goodbye The Get Down. It's been real.