Damien Chazelle made headlines this spring when he announced he’d be following-up the Oscar-winning success of “La La Land” by making an ambitious move to television with “The Eddy,” a contemporary musical drama set in Paris. The project instantly become one of the hottest packages in the industry, and Netflix has officially landed the series.
“The Eddy” revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. Netflix will produce eight episodes, with Chazelle behind the camera for two of them. “This is England” screenwriter and BAFTA winner Jack Thorne is handling the script. The series will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic.
“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 in an official statement.
Chazelle becomes the latest high profile director to land at Netflix over the last year. The streaming giant is behind Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming television series “Maniac,” plus has the Martin Scorsese gangster movie “The Irishman” now in production in New York City. Chazelle is also developing a Neil Armostrong biopic with Ryan Gosling called “First Man” for Universal.