April 4 (UPI) -- André Holland will star in a new Netflix series from director Damien Chazelle.
The streaming company announced in a tweet Thursday the 39-year-old actor will play the lead role in The Eddy, Chazelle's first TV project.
"Cast André Holland in all the things!" the post reads. "Holland is set to be the lead in 'The Eddy,' a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris. The show is also the first television project from Academy-Award winning director Damien Chazelle."
Deadline said The Eddy is an eight-episode musical drama revolving around a failing jazz club in Paris. The show will be shot in France and feature dialogue in French, English and Arabic.
Holland will play Elliot Udo, a former celebrated jazz pianist in New York, who is part-owner of the Paris club. He is involved in an on-again, off-again relationship and is forced to face his weakness when his 15-year-old daughter suddenly shows up.
Holland will co-executive produce with Chazelle, Glen Ballard and Alan Poul. Chazelle will direct the first two episodes with Thorne, who also wrote six of the scripts. Poul will direct the final two episodes.
Cast André Holland in all of the things!— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 4, 2019
Holland is set to be the lead in "The Eddy," a musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris. The show is also the first television project from Academy-Award winning director Damien Chazelle. pic.twitter.com/XXkJvz4wxD
Holland starred in the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. He also portrayed Dr. Algernon Edwards in The Knick and Matt Miller in American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Chazelle is known for directing the films Whiplash, La La Land and First Man.