WATCH: Netflix’s The Eddy trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for The Eddy, the upcoming jazz musical series set in modern-day Paris and starring Andre Holland (Moonlight, Castle Rock) as Elliot Udo, the owner of a jazz club struggling to stay afloat in a tumultuous city.

The first season of the series will have eight episodes, the first two being directed by Damien Chazelle, best known for his musical film, La La LandThe show was written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and the original music was written by Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber.

According to a report by Collider, The Eddy also stars Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Joanna Kulig (Cold War), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), and Leïla Bekhti (Paris, je t’aime.) Five posters have also been released to further promote the show. Although the main character is American, much of the series will also been French.

The short clip is a promising glimpse into an intriguing show. Given Chazelle’s work on La La Land, there is a lot of potential for this to be a memorable project. Though Netflix has not always struck gold with musical series, The Eddy does not look as ambitious as The Get Down. There’s a more grounded feel to the show, based on the trailer, and given that it’s set in Paris already, there’s no need for too many bells and whistles. The setting and the music should be more than enough to draw audiences in, and if the story is compelling enough, this may well be a huge success.

Here’s the official synopsis of the show:

“Welcome to The Eddy. A musical drama set in contemporary Paris revolving around a jazz club, its owner, the house band, and the dangerous city that surrounds them. Created by Damien Chazelle, Alan Poul, Glen Ballard and Jack Thorne.”

The first season of The Eddy will premiere on Netflix on May 8.

Check out the trailer and posters below: