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Damien Chazelle made history when he became the youngest director to win an Oscar. Months later, the man behind La La Land still has his foot on the gas, as the news breaks that he's making his way into television. Clutch your Emmy tightly if you've got one, because Chazelle's new project The Eddy sounds hip. Here's what we know about the new show.
The Eddy looks to continue the musical drama genre La La Land stunned audiences with, but with a different scenario. Damien Chazelle's The Eddy is set in current day Paris and will revolve around the city, a club, it's owner and a house band. THR tells us that Chazelle is collaborating with writer Jack Thorne, who also helped J.K. Rowling co-write Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The project is currently being shopped to networks who, considering the success and accolades of La La Land, will likely be fighting to get the rights. No release date has been given for the project.
Damien Chazelle joins a growing list of high-profile film directors that are throwing their hat into the world of television. The move is much more common in recent years than in the past, and hopefully seeing fresh Oscar winners like Chazelle jump so quickly into television will bring even more talent from the film world than ever. Chazelle isn't the only 2017 Oscar director to jump into television this year either, as Moonlight director Barry Jenkins announced a project for Amazon based on the novel Underground Railroad. Before that, Mel Gibson briefly jumped into television in 2004 with the ill-fated Complete Savages and Manchester By The Sea's Kenneth Lonergan even wrote a couple episodes of Doug in the 90s. Four out of five of this year's Oscar nominees doing television has to draw to some conclusion right?
The past taboo of film stars and directors making the move to television seems silly when you consider the strides television has made lessening the gap between them. Damien Chazelle making the jump so young into his already flourishing career is a big statement for the world of television. Even with winning best director (and almost best picture) for La La Land, Chazelle already had the attention of Hollywood when his film Whiplash which won 3 Oscars two years prior. This guy's resume is hot enough to do whatever he wants, which should make television networks excited he's bringing them the chance to screen The Eddy.
As more details regarding Damien Chazelle's The Eddy come out, we will be sure to keep you in the know. If you're already jonesing for some television updates we're always updating our renewal guide for shows renewed and canceled and giving you a chance to find a new show or one you forgot about via our summer premiere schedule.