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Watch: Full trailer for Netflix’s The Eddy

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It’s only a matter of weeks until The Eddy arrives on Netflix and the full trailer finally gives us a proper glimpse of Damien Chazelle’s latest musical drama.

Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, The Eddy tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them. The limited series stars André Holland and Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Taham Rahim and Leïla Bekhti.

Interspersed with dynamic and uplifting performances, it conveys the power of music to heal, unite and turn chaos into beauty. The series was brought to the screen through a collaboration between Chazelle and Alan Poul, Jack Thorne and Glen Ballard, who wrote the songs and established The Eddy’s band which is composed of real-life musicians Randy Kerber, Ludovic Louis, Lada Obradovic, Jowee Omicil and Damian Nueva Cortes.

The series will premiere on Netflix worldwide on 8th May, alongside the official soundtrack for the show. Here’s the trailer:

Teaser: Netflix’s The Eddy set for May release

27th February 2020

Netflix is taking us down to Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy this May, and a new teaser gives us our first look at the musical drama.

Directed by the La La Land and Whiplash helmer, Alan Poul (Tales of the City), Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the eight-episode drama takes place in the vibrant, multicultural neighborhooods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (André Holland) is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel.

Interspersed with dynamic and uplifting musical performances, The Eddy is written by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard, who composed the songs and established The Eddy’s band which is composed of real-life musicians Randy Kerber, Ludovic Louis, Lada Obradovic, Jowee Omicil and Damian Nueva Cortes.

The series also stars Melissa George (In Treatment), Adil Dehbi (How I Became a Superhero), Benjamin Biolay (La douleur), Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) and rapper Sopico in his debut on-screen performance.

You can see them all in action on 8th May when The Eddy premieres on Netflix worldwide. The release date was announced by Netflix today to accompany its premiere at Berlinale. Here’s the cool new video and, below it, a stylish new poster:

First look: André Holland in Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy

23rd November 2019

Netflix has released the first images from The Eddy, a Netflix original series that marks Damien Chazelle’s first project for television.

The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The eight-episode series recently wrapped production in Paris, France.

The images feature Chazelle, directing on set, as well as lead cast André Holland (High Flying Bird, Moonlight) as Elliot, Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) as Julie, Joanna Kulig (Cold War, Ida) as Maja, Tahar Rahim (A Prophet, The Looming Tower) as Farid, and Leila Bekhti (Paris Je T’aime) as Amira.

Also featured are the band members of The Eddy – Randy on piano (Randy Kerber), Katarina on drums (Lada Obradovic), Jude on double bass (Damian Nueva Cortes), Jowee on saxophone (Jowee Omicil), and Ludo on trumpet (Ludovic Louis).

Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) wrote several episodes and six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad) wrote all the band’s songs.

The Eddy will premiere exclusively to Netflix members around the world in 2020.

Melissa George joins Netflix’s The Eddy

10th September 2019

Melissa George has joined the cast of Netflix’s The Eddy.

The series, announced in 2017, is set in contemporary, multi-cultural Paris, revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

The eight-episode series will see Andre Holland play Elliot Udo, a former star jazz pianist, who has moved from New York to Paris and now runs a failing club. He has an on-off relationship with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted and is hiding from everyone. When his 15-year-old daughter shows up, though, he has to learn to grow up.

George (The Good Wife) will play the recurring role of Alison Jenkins, a New Yorker and Elliot’s ex-wife who comes to visit with their daughter (Amandla Stenberg).

The show is written by Jack Thorne and exec-produced by Whiplash director Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes. Original music for the show will be written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

Joanna Kulig to star in Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy

10th April 2019

Cold War’s Joanna Kulig will star in Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy.

The Netflix series, announced in 2017, is set in contemporary, multi-cultural Paris, revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

The eight-episode series will see Andre Holland play Elliot Udo, a former star jazz pianist, who has moved from New York to Paris and now runs a failing club. He has an on-off relationshpi with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted and is hiding from everyone. When his 15-year-old daughter shows up, though, he has to learn to grow up.

Now, he’s got an equally impressive co-star, with Kulig signing up to play Maja, a singer in the club with a drinking problem and an on-off relationship with Udo – but at her crossroads, every direction looks like a dead end.

The show is written by Jack Thorne and exec-produced by Whiplash director Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes. Original music for the show will be written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

Kulig is no stranger to streaming: she can currently be seen in Amazon’s Hanna TV series, while Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, which saw Kulig win a European Film Award for Best Actress, was snapped up by Amazon Studios.

Andre Holland to star in Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy

5th April 2019

Andre Holland will star in The Eddy, Damien Chazelle’s new Netflix series.

The eight-episode series, announced in 2017, is set in contemporary, multi-cultural Paris, revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

The show comes from IMG and is executive produced by Damien Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes. Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder) will pen the drama, which will feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom) will also executive produce, with original music written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

If all that talent wasn’t enough to catch your attention, Variety reports that the show has found an impressive leading man in the form of Andre Holland.

Holland will play Elliot Udo, a former star jazz pianist, who has moved from New York to Paris and now runs a failing club. He has an on-off relationshpi with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted and is hiding from everyone. When his 15-year-old daughter shows up, though, he has to learn to grow up.

Holland has impressed time and time again in projects such as Moonlight and The Knick. He is no stranger to streaming either: he most recently starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix movie High Flying Bird.

The Eddy is set to film in Paris this year.

Damien Chazelle to make musical series The Eddy for Netflix

1st September 2017

Damien Chazelle is teaming up with Netflix for a new musical series.

The Whiplash and La La Land director has established himself as one of the best filmmakers around, especially when it comes to bringing music to life. Hot off the heels of his Oscars success, it’s no surprise that he should strut straight to the top of the streaming giant’s wish list for talent to work with.

The eight-episode series is set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris, revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

The show comes from IMG and is executive produced by Damien Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes. Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), will pen the drama, which will feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom) will also executive produce, with original music written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

The Eddy will shoot in France, continuing Netflix’s push to invest in productions across Europe, as EU laws require content from the continent to take up a bigger share of streaming services’ libraries.

“I’ve always dreamed of shooting in Paris,” says Chazelle, “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.”

Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix, adds: “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. 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.”

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.

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