La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is teaming up with Netflix. The streaming giant announced Friday that it's nabbed the Academy Award-winning director's eight-episode "musical drama" series, The Eddy.
The series coming from IMG centers "around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them." Erik Barmack, Netflix's VP of international originals, said the show, set in Paris, "would explore the relationship between the American and French-Arab co-owners of a jazz club" and fall "somewhere in between" Chazelle's previous films La La Land and Whiplash in "atmosphere and tone," Variety reported.
The show will be shot in Paris and feature dialogue in English, French, and Arabic. National Treasure's Jack Thorne has signed on to write the script, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Glen Ballard is writing the series' original score.
No release date has been announced.