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Director Damien Chazelle set for Netflix series "The Eddy"
In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Damien Chazelle poses for a portrait at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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Oscar-winning (La La Land) director Damien Chazelle comes to Netflix with The Eddy, an eight-episode series from IMG. 
 
Executive produced by Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is a musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom), will also executive produce, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s "Jagged Little Pill," Michael Jackson’s "Bad"). Following on the heels of other productions in Europe, including The Crown and the upcoming Dark, The Eddy continues Netflix’s investment in international and French content.
 
The Eddy is set in contemporary multi-cultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
 
Said Chazelle, “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.“
 
Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals at Netflix, said, “From the intense, complex relationship between a jazz drummer and his instructor in Whiplash to his dazzling duo of lovelorn Los Angelenos in La La Land, Damien’s work is emotional and electrifying. His projects have a rhythm all their own, and we’re incredibly excited for him, Jack, Glen, Alan and the production team to bring their vision for The Eddy to Netflix.”
 
Chris Rice, WME | IMG Partner said, “This project is the definition of premium, global programming, and as one of the first projects of its kind from IMG, we couldn’t be happier to have Netflix as the home to take it to audiences around the world.”
 
The series will be produced by Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden’s Fifty Fathoms. BAFTA-winning producers Spence (Guerilla, Fortitude) and Swinden (Luther, Peaky Blinders) will executive produce along with Chazelle, Thorne, Poul and Ballard.