La La Land Director Damien Chazelle Eyes Musical-Themed TV Project

Damien Chazelle Directs The Eddy TV Musical Drama Paris

The director of La La Land is about to dance his way onto the small screen.

Oscar winner Damien Chazelle has signed on to direct The Eddy, a musical drama set in modern-day Paris, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s not clear whether the project will end up being a one-off movie or a limited series, but the script from Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) is currently being shopped around to cable networks and streaming services.

The plot centers on a music club in Paris, with the club’s owner and its house band coping with the volatile city that surrounds them. (Is it a old-school jazz club named Seb’s, by any chance?) Grammy-winning songwriter Glen Ballard and veteran producer Alan Poul (The Newsroom, Six Feet Under) are on board as executive producers.

Chazelle is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in Hollywood after winning the Oscar for Best Director in February for La La Land. He broke out in 2014 as the writer/director of Whiplash, the intense jazz-school drama that earned J.K. Simmons an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Chazelle’s next film project is a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, reuniting him with La La Land star Ryan Gosling.