André Holland Is The Leading Man Of Daniel Chazelle’s Musical Netflix Series | TV News
Damien Chazelle, director of >La La Land and First Man, is developing the new musical series The Eddy for Netflix, and André Holland is his leading man. He will star as the owner of a failing jazz club in Paris. Chazelle will executive produce the series, and direct the first two episodes, marking his first debut into TV.
Chazelle’s series The Eddy will follow Elliot Udo, who was a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, but now is in Paris, part-owner of a failing jazz club, hiding from everyone. He has an on-again off-again relationship with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted. When his fifteen-year-old daughter shows up suddenly, he has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.
Holland has just been cast as Elliot. He’s extremely talented and his previous works demonstrates it. He’s turned in strong performances on shows like The Knick and Castle Rock, and films like Moonlight and the recent High Flying Bird. The series is written by Jack Thorne, while Glen Ballard wrote the music that will be featured. Alan Poul will also produce.
“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 when the project was first announced. When the show first broke, Netflix described it as “a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.”