André Holland to Star in Damien Chazelle’s Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’


As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, André Holland will be starring in Damien Chazelle‘s Netflix series “The Eddy.”

According to the article, Chazelle’s Paris-set project has been long-gestating under the streaming company’s slate. Netflix picked it up back in September 2017.

From the THR article:

Set in contemporary Paris, The Eddy is a musical drama revolving around a club, its owner, the house band and the chaotic city around them. It will film in France with dialogue in French, English and Arabic.

Holland will play Elliot Udo, once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York but now the part-owner of a failing Paris jazz club who is hiding from everyone. He has an on-and-off relationship with his lead singer but is emotionally stunted. When his 15-year-old daughter shows up unexpectedly, he has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.

Holland worked on Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” a sharp sports drama. He also starred alongside Trevante Rhodes in the Oscar Best Picture winner “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins. He’s no stranger to the television landscape either. He stars as Hendry Deaver in the Stephen King influenced drama “Castle Rock.” Holland joins the growing cast of “The Eddy” along with Randy Kerber and Tahar Rahim.

Damien Chazelle has been keen to make cinema and music align in passion, as proven in his Oscar nominated films “Whiplash” and “La La Land.” Last year’s “First Man” won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. The director has a drama series brewing for Apple TV on his slate as well.

The Chazelle-directed mini-series is currently in pre-production. The article from THR also notes that he will be directing the show’s first two episodes, as well as executive producing. It is also being produced under Atlantique Productions and Fifty Fathoms Productions.

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