As if the Emmy Limited Series race wasn’t already crowded enough, Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle brings his jazz-centered musical sensibilities to Netflix. The Eddy stars André Holland as a struggling club owner – the titular The Eddy – in modern-day Paris. I’ve included the full description below, which is really just full of secrets and lies and apparently jazz. The teaser feels like a blend of his two major films – the camerawork and color scheme of La La Land and the modern sensibility and jazz affection in Whiplash.
Berlinale festival goers received a preview screening of the series today. You can binge the limited series on May 8 when it drops on Netflix.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Emmy Award® winner AlanPoul (Tales of the City), Cannes Camera d’Or winner Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the Netflix Limited Series THE EDDY is an eight-episode drama that takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods 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 at the club, 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 as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club and protect those closest to him.
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.
Interspersed with dynamic and uplifting performances, THE EDDY conveys the power of music to heal, unite and turn chaos into beauty.
The series was brought to the screen through a collaboration between Alan Poul, Damien Chazelle, BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) and six-time Grammy Award® winner 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.