First things first: The Eddy, a new Netflix drama about a Paris jazz club, directed by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle and written by Jack Thorne, is not, repeat not, a musical. “It’s a show about musicians,” Thorne says. “There is music in it, but the music is music that the band have written and that they’re performing. It’s not a musical.”

Instead, what Thorne, Chazelle, his producer, Alan Poul, and the composer Glen Ballard have created is a love song to music, musicians and modern-day Paris. “It started when Alan approached me around the time I was premiering Whiplash at Sundance,” Chazelle says, referring to his 2014 breakout hit about a young jazz drummer and his perfectionist tutor. “Glen had gone to Alan with an idea about doing a show set principally in a jazz club in contemporary Paris.”

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