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Baz Luhrman, Nintendo content for Netflix

February 9, 2015

By Nik Roseveare

zeldaAustralian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, famed for movie adaptations such as The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet, is heading to Netflix with a new musical drama.

The show, entitled The Get Down, is set in New York City in the 1970s and centres on a group of teenagers from the South Bronx. Luhrmann will direct three of the 13 episodes, and serve as an executive producer. The show will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

Meanwhile, Netflix is also said to be in the early stages of developing a live action series based on the popular Nintendo franchise The Legend Of Zelda. Apparently Netflix considers the project to be a ‘Game of Thrones for a family audience’.

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