Netflix releases a new clip from Damien Chazelle‘s “The Eddy” in celebration of International Jazz Day. The limited series stars André Holland (“Moonlight”) as Elliott Udo, a Paris jazz club owner struggling to keep his business alive and his past in check. The series also stars Joanna Kulig (“Cold War”) and Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”). Leila Bekhti and Tahar Rahim co-star. “‘The Eddy” premieres on Netflix on May 8.
Elliot Udo, a once celebrated musician from New York, is running a small Jazz club in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris. He gets tangled up with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his business, his band and his teenage daughter.
Founded by jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, International Jazz Day is celebrated annually on April 30. The holiday recognizes the genre’s influence on art and life.
An Oscar-winning director, Chazelle’s latest project sees him working in television for the first time as showrunner. He directs the first two episodes of “The Eddy,” an addition to his career that introduces musical elements found in his past projects.
Chazelle’s directorial credits include the Oscar-nominated “Whiplash,” starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. The drama won three Oscars, including for Simmons’ supporting performance, Film Editing, and Sound Mixing (The Academy recently combined the two categories). Later came the acclaim of “La La Land,” a musical drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Six-time Grammy award-winning composer, Glen Ballard, scores “The Eddy,” while BAFTA award-winning writer, Jack Thorne (“The Fades”), writes the script along with Dany Héricourt.
Chazelle executive produces the show, with production from Atlantique Productions and Fifty Fathoms Productions. “The Eddy” arrives on Netflix streaming May 8. Watch the new clip below!