Netflix’s series ‘The Eddy’ is as much about family as jazzJune 12, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Adil Dehbi, André Holland, Damian Nueva Cortes, Damien Chazelle, Houda Benyamina, Joanna Kulig, Jowee Omicil, Lada Obradovic, Laïla Marrakchi, Leïla Bekhti, Ludovic Louis, Randy Kerber, Tahar Rahim
The Eddy on Netflix is a fantastic show based in modern-day Paris. The shows centers around Elliot Udo (played by André Holland), an American pianist who has exiled himself to the City of Lights to deal with a loss that has taken away his passion for performing on stage. Instead, Udo finds a new role for himself as the owner of The Eddy, a Parisian jazz club, the name of which is also the name of the band which performs regularly at the club. Udo writes songs for and directs the band which is features an a multi-cultural array of outstanding musicians. If this is not enough, Udo finds himself dealing with the unexpected death of a friend and colleague, extortion from a criminal enterprise and the arrival of his teen-aged daughter (played by Amandla Stenberg) emotionally-scarred by her abandonment by both parents. The show directed by a selection of great directors including Damien Chazelle (La-La-Land), Laïla Marrakchi and Houda Benyamina boasts an outstanding cast which includes Joanna Kulig, Leïla Bekhti, Adil Dehbi, Tahar Rahim, Randy Kerber, Ludovic Louis, Damian Nueva Cortes, Lada Obradovic and Jowee Omicil, among others. Much credit for the show goes to Grammy-winning songwriter Glen Ballard who wrote or co-wrote the songs that became the basis of the show from its beginning. The blend of all these talents is truly magical.