La La Land's Chazelle partners with Netflix for Paris TV musical
September 3, 2017 11:33 AM NPT
LOS ANGELES: Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of hit movie ‘La La Land’, has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual television series set in Paris.
Streaming company Netflix (NFLX.O) said on Friday it was teaming up with Chazelle on ‘The Eddy’, an eight-part series that will be shot in France with dialogue in French, English and Arabic.
It described ‘The Eddy’ as a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.
“I’ve always dreamed of shooting in Paris,” Chazelle, 32, whose father is French, said in a statement.
The project marks the latest coup for Netflix, which has upended the television industry in the past five years by investing in bold original content that has attracted big names and won multiple awards.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Hollywood trade paper Variety last month that the company plans to spend $7 billion on television and film content next year.