'The Eddy': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Damien Chazelle's musical drama
Straight from Damien Chazelle's brilliant, creative mind, 'The Eddy' is all set to drop on Netflix. Interspersed with dynamic and uplifting performances, the series 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, Chazelle, BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne 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.
The series is all set to premiere on Netflix this May 8, 2020.
An eight-episode drama, it 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).
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.
André Holland plays the role of Elliot Udo in 'The Eddy'. He was earlier seen in television series like 'The Knick' and ' American Horror Story: Roanoke'.
Joanna Kulig plays Maja. She is known for her role alongside Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas in 'The Woman in the Fifth' directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.
The series also stars Amandla Stenberg as Julie, Tahar Rahim as Farid, Leïla Bekhti as Amira, Melissa George as Alison Jenkins, Alexis Manenti as a Serbian thug, Adil Dehbi ('How I Became a Superhero'), Benjamin Biolay ('La douleur'), Tchéky Karyo ('The Missing') and rapper Sopico in his debut on-screen performance.
The series has been created and written by Jack Thorne. An English screenwriter and playwright, he is popular for his work on shows like 'Glue', 'The Last Panthers', and 'Kiri' and has won five BAFTA awards for 'This is England ’88' and 'National Treasure'. He has also contributed to films like 'The Scouting Book for Boys', 'War Book' and 'A Long Way Down', and 'Wonder' and wrote the stage play for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', which won the Tony Award in 2018.
The series has been directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle, who is known for his films 'La La Land', 'First Man' and 'Whiplash'. Emmy Award winner Alan Poul ('Tales of the City'), Houda Benyamina ('Divines'), and Laïla Marrakchi ('Le Bureau des Légendes') are the other directors on the series.
The show has been produced by Fifty Fathoms and Atlantique Productions.
A 2.19-minute clip of the trailer was dropped by Netflix on April 14, 2020. The video has been captioned, "In this vibrant musical drama, Elliot Udo, a once-celebrated musician from New York, is running a small Jazz club called The Eddy in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris."
Where to watch
Catch the eight-episode series on Netflix once it releases on May 8, 2020.
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