La La Land director Damien Chazelle and Harry Potter playwright Jack Thorne set to create new musical TV show

The pair as said to be joining forces for The Eddy, a new series set in contemporary Paris

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Director Damien Chazelle poses in the press room at the 89th annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Musical escapism came roaring back in 2017, with La La Land and Beauty And The Beast storming the box office, and it doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, just months after becoming the youngest best director Oscar winner in history, Damien Chazelle will direct The Eddy, an all-singing, all-dancing TV series.

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The series will focus on a club in contemporary Paris, and will be written by English playwright Jack Thorne, who co-wrote Harry Potter And The Cursed Child with JK Rowling and is also currently adapting Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for the BBC.

There is no word on who will be writing the music as of yet, but legendary songwriter Glen Ballard, who co-wrote Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror’, is attached as an executive producer.

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Chazelle joins a long list of big-name feature directors to make the move to the small screen. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) is currently developing a mafia series starring Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro, while Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn is writing, directing and producing Amazon’s Too Old To Die Young, a crime drama starring Miles Teller.

The series has yet to find a home, but given the overwhelmingly positive reaction La La Land received, it is unlikely to be floating in the ether for long.