Premiering tonight is the AMC original series Fear the Walking Dead starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Mercedes Mason. The spin-off of the hit series The Walking Dead features original music composed by Paul Haslinger (Underworld, Halt and Catch Fire, Death Race, The Three Musketeers). To learn more about the show, which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and story lines, check out our previous news article. The series will air every Sunday night on AMC.
Also premiering tonight is the ABC special Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm, which follows ABC anchor and Mississippi Gulf Coast native, Robin Roberts who returns to the region to explore Hurricane Katrina’s legacy, examine the remarkable recovery, where it has fallen short, and celebrate the indomitable spirit that runs through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Terence Blanchard (Inside Man, The 25th Hour, Malcolm X, Red Tails) who previously scored Spike Lee’s Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts has composed the special’s original music. To learn more about the project, visit ABC News’ official website.
Premiering on Tuesday, August 25, is the new TNT original series Public Morals created by Edward Burns who also stars in the show alongside Michael Rapaport, Elizabeth Masucci, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Wass Stevens, Keith Nobbs, Austin Stowell, Patrick Murney, Katrina Bowden, Brian Dennehy, Neal McDonough, Robert Knepper and Timothy Hutton. The Steven Spielberg-produced Amblin Television production’s original music is composed by PT Walkley who has previously collaborated with Burns on several of his features including Newlyweds, The Groomsmen and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. Public Morals is set in 1960s New York and follows police department’s Public Morals Division and its officers’ attempts to deal with vice in the city, while managing their personal lives as Irish Americans. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.
Premiering on Friday, August 28 is the Netflix original series Narcos created by Jose Padhila and starring Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, Juan Pablo Raba, Joanna Christie, Stephanie Sigman, Manolo Cardona, André Mattos, Luis Guzman and Ana de la Reguera. Pedro Bromfman (RoboCop, Elite Squad) has composed the show’s original music. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring selections from the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and for more information about the show.
Missing from last week’s TV music roundup was the Lifetime original movie The Unauthorized Full House Story directed by Brian K. Roberts and starring Garrett Brawith, Justin Mader, Justin Gaston, Stephanie Bennett, Shelby Armstrong, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Brittney Wilson and Dakota Guppy. The film’s original music is composed by Brent Belke and Craig Northey. The drama premiered this past Saturday, August 22 on Lifetime and will air in repeats over the next week. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.