Erik Barmack, Netflix's vice president of worldwide originals, said that the show will likely feature French actors, crew members, and potentially even some French directors for the non-Chazelle helmed episodes.
Netflix has picked up "The Eddy", a musical TV series set in Paris helmed by "Whiplash" and "La La Land" writer/director Damien Chazelle. Jack Thorne ("National Treasure") will pen the script with Grammy Award-winning music composer Glen Ballard writing the original score.
Chazelle is just the latest major name to join the streaming platform.
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Chazelle is partnering with Netflix to bring a musical drama series called The Eddy to the small screen, Variety reports. It also once again shows that they are not anxious about the reported debt they're carrying around. The eight-episode show comes from IMG and will premiere exclusively on Netflix for subscribers around the world. 2018 is shaping up to be busy. As it will be filmed in France, the series is expected to feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. The series is set in Paris and centers on a jazz club and the people who keep it going.
Coming in the wake of "The Crown" and the upcoming series "Dark", "The Eddy" is Netflix's latest investment in worldwide content being produced in Europe. "BAFTA-winning producers Spence (Guerilla, Fortitude) and Swinden (Luther, Peaky Blinders) will executive produce along with Chazelle, Thorne, Poul and Ballard".
However, unlike Chazelle's previous projects, the Whiplash creator will not be taking the directing helm entirely. Chazelle's next film project is a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, reuniting him with La La Land star Ryan Gosling.