Damien Chazelle Readies a Musical Drama at Netflix

Emma Stone Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle
Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Writer/Director Damien Chazelle at the LA premiere of ‘La La Land’ (Photo by Eric Charbonneau / Invision for Lionsgate / AP Images)
Damien Chazelle is following up his Oscar-winning romantic musical La La Land with another musical, this time in series form. Academy Award-winner Chazelle and Netflix have teamed up on The Eddy, a musical drama which is “set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.”

The Eddy season one will consist of eight episodes, with Chazelle executive producing and directing two episodes. BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England) wrote the series which will be filming in France. According to Netflix, the series will include English, Arabic, and French dialogue. Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard is penning the original music. Thorne, Alan Poul, and Ballard are also executive producing.

“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,” said Chazelle.

Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix added, “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. 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. 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,” stated IMG’s Chris Rice. IMG is backing the project.