So… The Get Down didn’t get renewed. I’m honestly so disappointed. This was a television program that was fresh and original. It was a story that deserved to be told. It visualized an American era that changed history, yet many people probably weren’t aware of. It put forth a diverse and complex cast of people of color and gave these characters so much potential for growth.
It had an amazing soundtrack; The Get Down managed to be a musical program that didn’t awkwardly break story flow or force its audience to suspend their belief in order for its musical features to shine, but incorporated them so perfectly into the story line that you didn’t even realize you’re watching a musical.
It just sucks. The Get Down and Pitch getting cancelled are two huge let downs for television in 2017. When programs featuring black people in historically significant roles keep getting cancelled, what message does that send to its audience?