'The Eddy' Trailer: Damien Chazelle's Netflix Series Follows A Struggling Jazz Musician In Paris

One of the year’s most anticipated series, “The Eddy,” is less than a month away from arriving on Netflix. The series, which comes from the minds of filmmakers Damien Chazelle, Alan Poul, and Jack Thorne, features a great cast, a beautiful setting, and, as you might expect from a Chazelle production, plenty of jazz.

As seen in the trailer for “The Eddy,” jazz is a big part of the series, but there’s plenty more going on in the new drama. The show follows a pianist from New York City that goes to France and runs the struggling club, The Eddy. From there, the eight-part series showcases his relationships with his current girlfriend, his business partner, and his young, troubled daughter, who recently came back into his life.

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The series stars André Holland, Joanna Kulig, Leïla Bekhti, Amandla Stenberg, Melissa George, Adil Dehbi, Benjamin Biolay, Tchéky Karyo, and rapper Sopico. Jack Thorne is the writer-creator of the series. Joining him are directors such as Damien Chazelle, Alan Poul, Houda Benyamina, and Laïla Marrakchi. Glen Ballard, a six-time Grammy winner, wrote the music for the series.

“The Eddy” premieres on Netflix on May 8.

Here’s the synopsis:

Directed by Academy Award® winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Emmy Award® winner Alan Poul (Tales of the City), Houda Benyamina (Divines) and Laïla Marrakchi (Le Bureau des Légendes), the Netflix original series THE EDDY is 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.