Nathan Whitehead has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming WE tv original series South of Hell. The show is executive produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Hemlock Grove, Cabin Fever) & Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Whiplash) and stars Mena Suvari, Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Drew Moerlein, Lamman Rucker and Paulina Singer. The supernatural thriller is set in Savannah, GA and follows a reluctant exorcist for hire with her very own demon living inside of her. Roth has also directed the pilot episode. James Manos, Jr. (Dexter, The Shield) serves as the showrunner and is also executive producing the Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television production with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till and Gene Stein. Matt Lambert has written the first episode. Nathan Barr was originally attached to score the show. South of Hell marks WE tv’s second scripted drama following Salem and is set to premiere later this year. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.
Whitehead has previously scored the first two The Purge movies for Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions company. He also composed the music for the producer’s upcoming supernatural thrillers Home and The Veil. Home is directed by Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left) and stars Topher Grace, Genesis Rodriguez and Patricia Clarkson. The movie centers on a man, recently released from a mental institute, who inherits a mansion after his parents die and comes to believe it is haunted. Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left) wrote the screenplay and Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Killoran (Out of the Furnace, Orphan) are producing the project with Blum and Graham King (The Departed, The Town, Hugo). The Veil is directed by Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang) and stars Thomas Jane, Jessica Alba and Lily Rabe. The movie centers around members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil who take their own lives. Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, The Pacifier) wrote the screenplay. No release dates have been announced yet for both movies.