The Eddy

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The Eddy
GenreMusical drama
Created byJack Thorne
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of origin
  • United States
  • France
Original language(s)
  • French
  • English
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time53–69 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Augury
  • One Shoe Films
  • Boku Films
  • Fifty Fathoms
  • Atlantique Productions
  • Endeavor Content
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)

The Eddy is a French–American musical drama web television miniseries, set in Paris. The first two episodes are directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Jack Thorne. Original music is written by Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber.

The series consists of dialogue mainly in French and English, with Arabic and Polish also featured. The miniseries consists of eight episodes and was released on Netflix on May 8, 2020.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • André Holland as Elliot Udo, the owner of the club, a former pianist and Julie's father.
  • Joanna Kulig as Maja, the lead singer of the club's band.
  • Leïla Bekhti as Amira, Farid's wife.
  • Adil Dehbi as Sim, the bartender of the club.
  • Tahar Rahim as Farid, Elliot's business partner.
  • Randy Kerber as Randy, the pianist of the band.
  • Ludovic Louis as Ludo, the trumpet player of the band.
  • Damian Nueva Cortes as Jude, the bass player of the band.
  • Lada Obradovic as Katarina, the drummer of the band.
  • Jowee Omicil as Jowee, the saxophone player of the band.
  • Amandla Stenberg as Julie Udo, Elliot's troubled teenage daughter.

Recurring[edit]

  • Benjamin Biolay as Franck Levy
  • Léonie Simaga as Commandant Keita
  • Melissa George as Alison Jenkins
  • Dhafer L'Abidine as Sami Ben Miled
  • Vincent Heniene as Martin
  • Ouassini Embarek as Paplar, Amira's brother
  • Elyes Aguis as Adam, Amira and Farid's son
  • Hajar Chafik as Inés, Amira and Farid's daughter
  • Louis Moutin as Éric Belmont, a drummer
  • Alexis Manenti as Zivko
  • Liah O'Prey as Beatrice

Guest[edit]

  • Jisca Kalvanda as Habiba
  • Narcisse Mame as Omar
  • Tchéky Karyo as Daniel Perrin
  • Richard Keep as Scott, Alison's husband
  • Agnieszka Pilaszewska as Kinga, Maja's mother

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Elliot"Damien ChazelleJack ThorneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Former pianist Elliot Udo struggles with managing "The Eddy", a nightclub located in the streets of Paris. One night, Elliot gets into a fight with a gang of thugs who he loans money to. The next day, his estranged daughter, Julie, comes to visit. Meanwhile, Elliot tries everything he can to keep The Eddy's band afloat. Farid, one of the band members, is murdered by a masked assailant the next evening.
2"Julie"Damien ChazelleJack ThorneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Julie enrolls in an international school Elliot has signed her up for. A schism erupts between Elliot and the band while they practice. Bored with this new lifestyle, Julie befriends a boy called Sim. Her constant truancy ends up inciting an argument between her and Elliot. That night, Julie is further stressed when Sim refuses her sexual advances, causing her to walk out of The Eddy. Elliot is wrongfully accused while trying to find her and is forced to spend the night in jail.
3"Amira"Houda BenyaminaJack ThorneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Amira, Farid's widowed wife, comes to terms with her husband’s death as the funeral is being prepared. Elliot's identification of the man who mugged him leads him into a confrontation with the same person. Meanwhile, Amira deals with the presence of her brother, whom she is estranged from.
4"Jude"Houda BenyaminaJack Thorne, Rachel De-Lahay and Rebecca LenkiewiczMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
Jude, the band's bass player and recovering drug addict, becomes depressed when an old friend and childhood love interest tell him she is getting married. Jude is able to go through with this and almost ends up shooting heroin before Elliot cones to his aid. Elliot, himself, is in a rush to pay the debt he owes to the thug only to end with him in a fight with Julie. She later moves out and goes to stay at the home of Maja, lead singer of The Eddy's band. Elliot is allowed to reopen the club on the condition by local police to have CCTV cameras installed to identify the shark.
5"Maja"Laïla MarrakchiJack ThorneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
6"Sim"Laïla MarrakchiJack Thorne and Hamid HliouaMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
7"Katarina"Alan PoulJack Thorne, Phillip Howze and Rebecca LenkiewiczMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
8"The Eddy"Alan PoulJack ThorneMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)

Production[edit]

In September 2017, Netflix announced it had ordered eight episodes of the series, with Jack Thorne as principal writer. Damien Chazelle was to direct the first two episodes, and Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber would compose the series's original music. The episodes would include dialog in English, French and Arabic.[1][2][3] In November 2018, it was announced Atlantique Productions would produce the series.[4] In February 2019, Tahar Rahim joined the cast and Houda Benyamina was linked to the show as a director.[5] In April 2019, André Holland and Joanna Kulig joined the cast;[6][7] and in May, Amandla Stenberg joined the cast.[8] In September 2019, Melissa George was cast in a recurring role.[9]

Release[edit]

The Eddy was released on Netflix on May 8, 2020.[10]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the miniseries holds an approval rating of 67% based on 61 reviews, with an average rating of 6.93/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Viewers willing to slow down the tempo and groove with The Eddy's moody atmosphere will find much to enjoy, even when the plot hits familiar beats."[11] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 65 out of 100 based on 21 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (September 1, 2017). "Netflix Teams With Damien Chazelle on Paris-Set Musical Series 'The Eddy'". Variety. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (April 27, 2017). "Damien Chazelle Plans TV Project 'The Eddy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 1, 2017). "Damien Chazelle & Netflix Have 'The Eddy' Musical Drama Series On Dance Card". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (November 26, 2018). "Netflix Teams With Atlantique Productions on Damien Chazelle's 'The Eddy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Kesslassy, Elsa (February 12, 2019). "Tahar Rahim in Talks to Star in Damien Chazelle's Netflix Show 'The Eddy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (April 4, 2019). "Andre Holland To Headline Damien Chazelle's Netflix Series 'The Eddy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (April 8, 2019). "Joanna Kulig To Star In Damien Chazelle's Netflix Series 'The Eddy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 6, 2019). "Amandla Stenberg Joins Damien Chazelle's Netflix Musical Drama 'The Eddy'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (September 9, 2019). "'The Eddy': Melissa George To Recur In Damien Chazelle's Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Haring, Bruce (February 27, 2020). "Damien Chazelle's 'The Eddy' Releases First Teaser, Sets Premiere Date On Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Eddy: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  12. ^ "The Eddy: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 11, 2020.

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