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Damien Chazelle

La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s musical TV series The Eddy is heading to Netflix.

The eight-episode series, previously announced back in April, will premiere exclusively on the streaming platform.

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

Executive producer Chazelle will direct two episodes of the IMG project, which is written by five-time Bafta Award-winner Jack Thorne.

Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom), will also serve as executive producer, and original music will be written by six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad).

The series will be produced by Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden’s Fifty Fathoms. Bafta-winning producers Spence (Guerrilla, Fortitude) and Swinden (Luther, Peaky Blinders) are on the executive producer roster along with Chazelle, Thorne, Poul and Ballard.

Chazelle said: “I’ve always dreamed of shooting in Paris, so I’m doubly excited to be teaming up with Jack, Glen and Alan on this story, and thrilled that we have found a home for it at Netflix.”

The project signals Netflix’s continued investment in Europe. In March CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix had spent more than $1bn on European film and TV productions.