Ahead of next Friday’s (8th May) premiere, Netflix have released a new behind the scenes Featurette for The Eddy. The Netflix Originals series comes from award winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land).
A musical drama about jazz would be nothing without… a jazz band. One must write, compose, and above all, teach actors to become real musicians – and real musicians to become actors. Who better to explain this great effort than six-time Grammy award winning composer, Glen Ballard?
This new 4 minute Featurette looks at the music from the upcoming limited series. If we go by Chazelle’s previous films, the music will be a character itself!
Directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Emmy Award® winner Alan Poul (Tales of the City), Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the Netflix original 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 limited series stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig, Amandla Stenberg, Leila Bekhti and Tahar Rahim.
The Eddy will launch on Netflix on 8th May 2020.