black-sailsPremiering on Saturday, January 25, is the Starz original series Black Sails created by Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine and starring Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Zach McGowan, Toby Schmitz, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Clara Paget, Tom Hopper and Mark Ryan. The show’s original music is composed by Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica) who previously scored the Steinberg-produced Human Target. Check out our previous article to learn more about the project. McCreary’s label Sparks & Shadows will release a soundtrack album for the show on January 28. The full details will be announced on this page soon. Click here to watch the series’ opening titles featuring the composer’s main titles theme.

lizzie-bordenAlso premiering on Saturday is the Lifetime original movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax directed by Nick Gomez, executive produced by Judith Verno and starring Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall and Billy Campbell. The show’s original music is composed by Tree Adams (CalifornicationPerception, Reba). Lizzie Borden Took an Ax tells the story of a Fall River  resident who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 ax murders of her father and stepmother. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

klondikePremiering tomorrrow, January 20, is the Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries Klondike directed by Simon Cellan Jones and starring Richard Madden, Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Ian Hart, Tim Roth, Johnny Simmons, Conor Leslie, Marton Csokas, Augustus Prew and Tim Blake Nelson. Adrian Johnston (Becoming JaneBrideshead Revisited, Dancing on the Edge) has composed the show’s original score. To learn more about the project, check out our scoring assignment announcement.