Andre Holland has been cast in the lead role on Damien Chazelle’s (“La La Land”) upcoming Netflix Series, “The Eddy.” He’s the first to join the show.
“The Eddy” is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris, France. The series revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The series, which will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic, has an eight-episode order from the streaming service.
Holland is set to play Elliot Udo, a celebrated jazz pianist from New York. Now in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot, who is hiding from everyone, has an on-again off-again romance with his lead singer. When his 15-year-old daughter shows up suddenly, Elliot has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.
Chazelle will executive produce the Endeavor Content series and also direct its first two episodes. This marks the “Whiplash” writer-director’s first television project.
“The Eddy” is being written by Jack Thorne (“Wonder”), with original music from Glen Ballard. “The Eddy” will be executive produced by Alan Poul, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden, alongside Chazelle, Thorne and Ballard.
Deadline first reported the news of Holland’s casting.