The Eddy is a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner (Holland), 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.
Kulig plays Maja who sings like a bird but has a drinking problem. When she sings she’s the absolute center of attention, but otherwise, she’s adrift, at a crossroads where every direction looks like a dead end. She has an on-again-off-again relationship with Elliot (Holland) and his band, but her other options don’t look so great, either.
Holland’s Elliot Udo, was a celebrated jazz pianist in New York, but now is in Paris, part-owner of a failing jazz club, hiding from everyone. He has an on-again-off-again relationship with his lead singer (Maja), but is emotionally stunted. When his fifteen-year-old daughter shows up suddenly, he has to face his weakness and learn to grow up.
Chazelle executive produces and will direct the first two episodes with five-time BAFTA Award-winning and Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (National Treasure, This is England, Wonder), who wrote six of the scripts. Also executive producing are six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, Michael Jackson’s Bad), who wrote the band’s songs, and Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul (Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, Tales of the City), who will also direct the final two episodes. Holland will co-executive produce. Jimmy Desmarais and Olivier Bibas of Atlantique Productions are executive-producing the series in France.
Kulig recently won a European Film Award for best European actress as the lead of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-nominated film, Cold War. She can currently be seen in Amazon’s drama series Hanna. Kulig is repped by CAA and ZA Agencja.