Netflix’s roster of originals has just gotten shorter, because it has canceled “The Get Down” after just one season.
The series, set in the South Bronx in the 1970s, follows a group of teenagers as they navigate the music industry at the rise of the hip-hop era. While its first 12 episode cost about $120 million - one of the streaming service’s priciest budgets - it wasn’t enough keep the musical drama around for a second go-round.
In a recent Facebook post, the show’s director Baz Luhrmann indicated why it might be ending, citing commitment issues.
Although Luhrmann offered an explanation, tweeps were still pretty upset to learn that the show would not be returning.
Many were disappointed that the series’ abrupt ending left a bunch of cliffhangers.
Then there were some who blamed the cancellation on a lack of support from audiences.
Even a few celebs chimed in with their thoughts.
Cast members and creators took to social media, too, but mostly to thanks fans for their support.