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People Are Pissed That "The Get Down" Is Reportedly Not Coming Back For A Second Season

Deadline reported yesterday that the show will not be renewed, whilst Baz Luhrmann shared on Facebook that a second season is "unlikely to happen".

Deadline reported yesterday that The Get Down, the musical hip-hop drama created by Baz Luhrmann, had been cancelled by Netflix after only one season.

Baz Luhrmann has also shared this post on Facebook, stating that a second season is "unlikely to happen."

Facebook: BazLuhrmannOfficial

In the long statement he said: "When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for at least two years. This exclusivity has understandably become a sticking point for Netflix and Sony, who have been tremendous partners and supporters of the show. It kills me that I can’t split myself into two and make myself available to both productions. I feel so deeply connected to all those who I have worked and collaborated with on this remarkable experience.

All sorts of things have been thrown around for the future... even a stage show (can you imagine that? I can, concert version anyone? Next summer? Just saying.) But the simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life. Since The Get Down stopped, I have actually been spending the last few months preparing my new cinematic work..."

Later in the statement he said: "As for the real future of the show, the spirit of The Get Down, and the story it has begun to tell... it has its own life. One that lives on today and will continue to be told somewhere, somehow, because of you, the fans and the supporters."

Quite a lot of people aren't happy to hear this news.

The Get Down had representation, compelling & complex characters, phenomenal music. This is a sad day for televisio…

Especially as 13 Reasons Why had recently been renewed for a second season.

@DEADLINE But 13 Reasons Why gets renewed????!

13rw will have another season while it has no more plot and the get down is cancelled after one season this is qwhite interesting

i can't believe i have to live in a world where riverdale and 13rw are getting another season and the get down isn't. i'm kicking the chair

They're cancelling The Get Down but renewing 13 Reasons Why even though we already know all 13 damn reasons?

netflix really cancelled the get down but renewed 13 reasons why, a show that was only supposed to be one season.