The film, which will premiere on May 8, marks L’Abidine’s debut on the streaming platform.
Tunisian actor Dhafer L’Abidine is starring in Netflix’s new series The Eddy, which will premiere on May 8, marking his first Netflix series. The miniseries is directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land) along with other directors.
A French-American co-production, The Eddy follows a jazz club owner who struggles every day to protect his business and his band in the heart of Paris. The series co-stars Joanna Kulig, Golden Globe-nominated actress Melissa George, André Holland, Randy Kerber and Tahar Rahim.
Chazelle co-directed The Eddy with Moroccan director Houda Benyamina, winner of the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Laïla Marrakchi (Rock the Casbah), and written by Jack Thorne. Alan Poul is Executive Producer.
Dhafer L’Abidine has also appeared in international film productions, such as Children of Men (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Centurion (2010), Black Forest (2012), and Rise of the Footsoldier (UK).
L’Abidine also starred in several Arab TV series and films, including his latest TV series Aroos Beirut (Beirut’s Bride) and the film Al Ankbout (The Spider), starring Ahmed El Sakka and Mona Zaki. Aroos Beirut season two is currently in the making.
In 2018, he starred in Eugénie Nights TV series and before that in the two successful TV series Caramel and Halawat Al Dounia, for which he won the Murex D’or for Best Arab Actor in a TV Series.