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Is this true about season 2, or do you mean part 2?
Part 2 was just released but I thought it was the end.
At the end there is a voiceover by Zeke saying " it's almost 1980" or something like that, and then a subtitle that said "one month later, Rappers Delight was released".
that song was released in September 1979 , so part 2 ends in August 1979 i guess.

So do you mean there will be another season after part 2?
There are some things kind of left dangling like Shaolin/Curtis having to go back to his mother,
Mylene flying to Hollywood and Zeke getting accepted to Yale but I thought it just kind of ends there?

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I don't think so. That article is pretty old and the series ran so over budget that they had to finish it with animation. Also, key players are moving on to other projects like Jurassic World 2 and Aquaman. So, I don't expect The Get Down to have another season. I believe "Season 1 - Part 2" is the last we'll see of the show.

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thanks! I don't understand why it had a bigger budget than game of thrones, it was not many big name actors and it should not cost more to get vintage props and costumes from a real time and place that actually existed, compared to making props from scratch that never existed in any world.

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Well, they cast Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito who aren't working at scale. Besides the props and costumes, they shot a lot on location, which isn't cheap. And, they used some existing music, so they had to pay music rights to use some of those tunes and footage.

Some of the musical numbers may have required multiple takes with a lot of extras...and/or maybe they just didn't budget well. Maybe they had lots of dinners or parties...you never know.

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Poor Giancarlo Esposito, he always comes to a bad end!
He made his first appearance on Better Call Saul last night, it's so interesting to watch his backstory when you know how it ends up.

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Just watched the ending of season 1 (all 12) and couldn't wait for more. Glad I found this article.

http://theplaylist.net/baz-luhrmann-wants-step-back-season-2-netflixs-get-20170414/

Sucks that Baz won't be as involved but from the article it seems like a season 2 is in development and he has some idea of who he would like to come on as show runner.

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