'The Eddy' will be a musical drama with original songs by Glen Ballard
Coming off his Oscar win for directing 2016’s La La Land, Damien Chazelle is now attached to executive-produce a new Netflix series, titled The Eddy. The musical drama will be set in France and include dialogue in French, English, and Arabic.
Chazelle is set to direct two episodes, while National Treasure‘s Jack Thorne is writing the scripts for all eight episodes. Along with Chazelle, Six Feet Under and The Newsroom‘s Alan Poul will also executive-produce. Glen Ballard, a Grammy winner best known for his work on Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, will write original music for the series.
The Eddy follows a club and the people who run it in contemporary Paris. “I’ve always dreamed of shooting in Paris,” Chazelle, who also wrote and directed 2014’s award-winning Whiplash, said in a statement, “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.”
“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,” Erik Barmack, vice president of international originals at Netflix, added. “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.”