The Get Down was expected to be an expensive proposition from the get-go and Netflix knew it. The series [..] was expected to cost around $11 million per episode for 12 episodes, which all-in would have totaled about $120M.
However, Deadline has learned that given the way the deal is constructed, Netflix is paying more like $16M per episode
Source and more: Deadline
As a result, Netflix is delaying a decision on Season 2 renewal, with the second batch of first-season episodes (Season 1B) to be released in 2017 as planned.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Get Down Season 2…