Damien Chazelle knows how to film music. Months after his studio musical throwback La La Land became the toast of the awards circuit and made him the youngest to win the Best Director Oscar at age 32, Chazelle plans a jump to television, specifically, Netflix, with musical series called The Eddy.
The Eddy will be Chazelle's first foray into television, and with eight episodes it will be set in modern Paris, revolving around a jazz club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city that surrounds them. Now set for release on Netflix, the series will be shot in France, featuring dialogue in French, English and Arabic.
The Eddy follows a club and the people who run it in contemporary Paris.
The series doesn't have a premiere date yet, but it is definitely something to keep an eye on among Netflix's growing library of original programs.
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The series will also feature French actors, crew members and possibly French directors to helm some episodes.
The series's score will be written by Glen Ballard, a six-time Grammy victor known for co-producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, contributing to the production of Michael Jackson's Bad and Thriller, and co-writing the book and music for 2011's Ghost the Musical. He will also serve as an EP alongside Six Feet Under vet Alan Poul. In the statement from Netflix, Chazelle said he's always wanted to film in Paris. He has teamed up with IMG and the streaming giant for the musical drama "The Eddy".
Damien Chazelle accepting his Oscar for La La Land at The 89th Oscars.
The "La La Land" director is also working on "First Man", for which he will again direct Ryan Gosling, who will play Neil Armstrong in a movie based on the 2005 James Hansen book of the same name.