Netflix, IMG and Damien Chazelle are teaming up on a new musical drama series, “The Eddy,” which comes to the streaming service with an eight-episode order. Set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris, “The Eddy” revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them, per Netflix.
Executive producer Chazelle (“La La Land”) is set to direct two of the episodes. “The Eddy” is written by Jack Thorne, and will feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Original music will be written by Glen Ballard.
The series will be produced by Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden’s Fifty Fathoms. Spence and Swinden will executive produce along with Chazelle, Thorne, Alan Poul and 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,” Chazelle said.
“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 at Netflix said. “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 creative team behind ‘The Eddy’ is truly visionary, and we can’t wait to see the world that they create,” WME | IMG partner Chris Rice added. “This project is the definition of premium, global programming, and as one of the first projects of its kind from IMG, we couldn’t be happier to have Netflix as the home to take it to audiences around the world.”