La La Land director Damien Chazelle has set the lead role for his highly-anticipated Netflix series, The Eddy.
Andre Holland has been selected to topline the series, which is "a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them. The eight-episode series will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic for premiere exclusively to Netflix members worldwide."
Holland will also co-exec produce the series. which is set at the streaming giant from Endeavor Content. His character will be Elliot Udo, "a celebrated jazz pianist in New York" who is now in Paris as a "part-owner of a failing jazz club, hiding from everyone. He has an on-again off-again relationship with his lead singer, but is emotionally stunted. When his fifteen-year-old daughter shows up suddenly, he has to face his weakness and learn to grow up."
Holland, who broke out in Barry Jenkins Moonlight after his critically-acclaimed turn in Cinemax's underseen gem, The Knick, was last on-screen in Steven Soderburgh's Netflix feature, High Flying Bird. He also toplined the first season of the Stephen King Hulu anthology series, Castle Rock.
Deadline first reported the news.