Netflix has commissioned a new TV series called 'The Eddy'. It's being executive produced by Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle ('Whiplash', 'La La Land').
It's an eight-episode music drama set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris. It revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
Chazelle apart, it certainly has some big names involved. It's written by five-time BAFTA-winner and Olivier-winner Jack Thorne ('National Treasure', 'This is England', 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'), and will feature music from six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill', Michael Jackson's 'Bad').
Chazelle will also direct a couple of the episodes.
The show will be shot in France and include 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 a statement.
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."