Damien Chazelle’s The Eddy lands Amandla Stenberg to star
Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Netflix musical series The Eddy has cast Amandla Stenberg in a starring role. Variety reports that Stenberg will play Julia, the teenage daughter of Elliot Udo, who’ll be played by Andre Holland.
The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary Paris that revolves around a failing jazz club, its part-owner, the house band, and the city that surrounds them. As a celebrated jazz pianist from New York living in Paris and the part-owner of a failing jazz club, Elliot is hiding from everyone. That changes when Julia shows up, forcing him to confront his past, accept his weaknesses and learn to become a responsible adult.
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 Treasure, This is England, Wonder), The Eddy is an eight-episode series that will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic. Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The 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).
Stenberg was recently seen as the lead in last year’s The Hate U Give, which was directed by George Tillman, Jr.