Having scored his two biggest successes on the big screen with Whiplash and La La Land, it makes sense that Damien Chazelle would want to bring his jazzy sensibilities when working on the small screen. He’s part of the team bringing The Eddy to Netflix, which has a first trailer for you to watch below.

The Eddy sees Chazelle teaming up with fellow directors Alan Poul, Houda Benyamina and Laïla Marrakchi to craft the show alongside writer Jack Thorne and composer Glen Ballard. It’s an eight-episode drama that takes place in the vibrant multicultural neighborhoods of modern-day Paris. Once a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, Elliot Udo (André Holland) is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy, where he manages the house band fronted by lead singer and on-again-off-again girlfriend Maja (Joanna Kulig). As Elliot learns that his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, secrets begin to come to light that have also been concealed from Farid’s wife Amira (Leïla Bekhti), and when Elliot’s troubled teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg) suddenly arrives in Paris to live with him, his personal and professional worlds quickly start to unravel as he confronts his past, fighting to save the club and protect those closest to him…

Melissa George, Adil Dehbi, Benjamin Biolay, Tchéky Karyo and rapper Sopico also feature in the cast for the show, which will hit the streaming service on 8 May.

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