Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment network, today announced The Eddy, a new Netflix original series from Academy Award®-winning director of La La Land and Whiplash Damien Chazelle. The eight-episode series comes from IMG and will premiere exclusively to Netflix members around the world.
Executive produced by Damien Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English, and Arabic.
The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them Following on the heels of other productions in Europe, including The Crown and the upcoming Dark, The Eddy continues Netflix’s investment in international and French content..
Said Chazelle, “I've always dreamed of shooting in Paris, so I'm doubly excited to be teaming up with Jack, Glen and Alan on this story, and thrilled that we have found a home for it at Netflix.“
See the trailer to Chazelle's most recent award-winning film La La Land here:
Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom), will also executive produce, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard. The series will be produced by Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden's Fifty Fathoms. BAFTA-winning producers Spence (Guerilla, Fortitude) and Swinden (Luther, Peaky Blinders) will executive produce along with Chazelle, Thorne, Poul and Ballard.
Homestream image taken from Whiplash's official Instagram account.