- The Eddy is now available on Netflix.
- The series follows an American musician living in Paris.
- Here’s what we know about a possible season 2.
This spring, amidst a bevy of original Netflix content featuring sex and hired assassins and killings on foreign soil, there’s The Eddy, a series about … jazz! And, somehow, also sex and assassins and killings on foreign soil …. Why can’t we just have a nice slice of life series once in a while? Jeez.
But while The Eddy stumbled down over-treaded, murder-sub-plot alleys, it also managed some moments of musical magic. Those are thanks to some great hand-held camera work, original music, and characters played brilliantly by several French actors, including Leïla Bekhti and Tahar Rahim.
Previous fans of Eddy 2-episode director and executive producer, Damien Chazelle, will no doubt recognize all this camera/jazz lovemaking. Chazelle directed both Whiplash and La La Land (and won the Academy Award for Best Director for his work on the latter). The Eddy (written by Jack Thorne) allows Chazelle to basically do his thing all over again, and with a host of real jazz performers. The series, in fact, features a real band recording original music. Unlike Chazelle’s other productions, which tend to focus on individual talent, The Eddy is very much about the group and about performing. (Not just less-than-perfect rushing and dragging.)
The first season runs for eight episodes. Here’s what we know about potential future Eddy content.
Will there be a season 2 of The Eddy?
The Eddy bears the label of “limited series,” but that moniker isn’t always a mark of One and Done. “Limited series” is often the streaming network’s stand-in for “miniseries” or “anthology.”
Past Netflix limited series include Hollywood, Unbelievable, Maniac, and When They See Us. None of these have extended into second series runs, however.
For now, the answer is likely “no,” unless Netflix decides to anthologize the concept and take us to a new city, a new band, and maybe even a new genre.