Netflix musical from La La Land director gets teaser and release date

The limited series follows the owner of a Paris jazz bar

The Eddy Netflix starring Andre Holland

Netflix has revealed the first look at its hotly anticipated new musical drama The Eddy, from La La Land director Damien Chazelle.

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Set in modern-day Paris, the series stars André Holland (Moonlight) as a jazz pianist attempting to keep his struggling bar afloat, all the while dealing with his troubled teenage daughter (The Hunger Games‘ Amandla Stenberg), who unexpectedly turns up at his door.

The series is a prestige production, with Academy Award winner Chazelle in the director’s chair, BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) penning the scripts and Grammy-winning composer Glen Ballard handling the music.

The first teaser doesn’t give much away, following Holland’s character as he walks through the Paris streets to his humble bar, but stopping short of giving us a glimpse inside.

The trailer also comes with a release date for the show, Friday 8th May, conveniently timed for binge watchers on a bank holiday in the UK.

The Eddy also stars Melissa George (In Treatment), Tcheky Karyo (Baptiste), Joanna Kulig (Cold War), Tahar Rahim (Mary Magdalene) and French actress Leïla Bekhti (Midnight Sun).

Expect emotional drama and the uniting power of good tunes, as the show’s tagline reads: “Music beats everything.”

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The Eddy debuts on Netflix on Friday 8th May 2020