Friday, September 1, 2017

Netflix Picks Up Drama 'The Eddy' from 'La La Land's Damien Chazelle

Fresh off winning an Oscar for La La Land, Damien Chazelle is moving to television with the original drama series The Eddy which just landed at Netflix with an eight-episode order.

Set in contemporary Paris, the drama revolves around a club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

Jack Thorne (The Last Panthers, National Treasure) is writing the series, with Chazelle set to direct two episodes. They will executive produce with Alan Poul, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden. Furthermore, original music is being written by Grammy winner Glen Ballard.

"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," said Chazelle.

"From the intense, complex relationship between a jazz drummer and his instructor in Whiplash to his dazzling duo of lovelorn Los Angelenos in La La Land, Damien's work is emotional and electrifying," said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals, Netflix. "His projects have a rhythm all their own, and we're incredibly excited for him, Jack, Glen, Alan and the production team to bring their vision for The Eddy to Netflix. We couldn't be happier that he will be shooting The Eddy in France and that we will bring this bold, global and multilingual series to our members around the world."