The Eddy: Andre Holland Cast as Lead in Damien Chazelle’s Series


The Eddy: Andre Holland Cast as Lead in Damien Chazelle's Series

The Eddy: Andre Holland cast as lead in Damien Chazelle’s series

Andre Holland (Castle Rock) has been cast as the lead in The Eddy, the upcoming Netflix series from Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), TheWrap has confirmed.

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The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris that revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them.

Holland, most recently seen in Hulu’s Castle Rock and Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, will play Elliot Udo, a celebrated jazz pianist from New York. Now in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot is hiding from everyone. The character has an on-again-off-again romance with his lead singer. When his 15-year-old daughter suddenly shows up, Elliot has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.

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Executive produced by Chazelle, who will direct two of the episodes, and written by five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier-winning writer Jack Thorne (National TreasureThis is EnglandWonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode musical drama series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet UnderThe Newsroom), will also executive produce the Endeavour Content series, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

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