First look at Netflix musical The Eddy from directors of La La Land sees André Holland brutally beaten by loan sharks

NETFLIX has released the first look trailer at new musical The Eddy, and sees André Holland brutally beaten by loan sharks.

From the directors of La La Land, The Eddy tells the story of the owner of a struggling club, its house band and the dangers they face from the chaotic city that surrounds them.

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Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, The Eddy is interspersed with dynamic and uplifting performances.

Andre plays Elliot Udo, who is struggling to keep his Parisian jazz club going, wracking up serious debts in the process.

To make matters worse, his partner has been dealing with some shady people behind his back, and he's struggling to deal with his feelings towards Polish lead singer Maja.

He also has a 15-year-old daughter he attempts to bond with despite the turmoil going on around him.


The limited series conveys the power of music to heal, unite and turn chaos into beauty.

The series was brought to the screen through a collaboration between Alan Poul, La La Land director Damien Chazelle, BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne and six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard.

Glen who wrote the songs and established The Eddy’s band which is composed of real-life musicians Randy Kerber, Ludovic Louis, Lada Obradovic, Jowee Omicil and Damian Nueva Cortes.

The limited series stars Moonlight actor André, 40, and Joanna Kulig alongside Amandla Stenberg, Taham Rahim and Leïla Bekhti.

 

Damien directed La La Land – starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – in 2016.

It infamously was named as the Best Picture winner at the Oscars the following year, only for it to transpire that Moonlight, which starred Andre, was the actual winner.

The Eddy premieres globally on Netflix on Friday, May 8.

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