Fans of the Watchmen should be happy with HBO‘s music choice for the new series, the network confirmed that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose the music for the new show when it debuts in 2019.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross began working together as film composers on David Fincher’s The Social Network. Fincher had been a fan of Reznor’s work for many years, having used the Nine Inch Nails song “Closer” in the acclaimed thriller Se7en. Fincher was heavily influenced by Reznor’s work with Atticus Rosson Ghosts I-IV. He incorporated several of the album tracks for the film’s temp score before hiring the duo to write an original score. Reznor and Ross earned an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the film’s score.
Again teaming with Fincher, Reznor and Ross wrote an original score for the American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The 39-track album won a GRAMMY for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. The duo also scored Fincher’s 2014 adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl.
While many of the details are still a secret, the show will be set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. The series will feature Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, and Dylan Schombing. Watchmen is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.
Damon Lindelof will be the Executive Producer and Writer on the series, while Nicole Kassell is serving as Executive Producer and Pilot Director. Tom Spezialy and Joseph Iberti serve as Executive Producers, with Stephen Williams serving as Executive Producer and Director.
We will have to wait a little longer before we get a teaser trailer for the new series, but they are most likely on their way.