the-crownHans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams have recently recorded their music for the upcoming Netflix original series The Crown. The show is created by Peter Morgan (The QueenThe Last King of Scotland) and stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and John Lithgow. The 10-parter is based on Morgan’s play The Audience and centers on the interplay and political intrigue between Queen Elizabeth II and the British prime ministers spanning several decades. The Sony Pictures TV and Left Bank Pictures production is executive produced by Morgan, Stephen Daldry (The HoursThe Reader), Andy Harries (The Damned United), Suzanne Mackie (Calendar Girls), Philip Martin (The Forger),  Robert Fox (Notes on a Scandal), Tanya Seghatchian (My Summer of Love) and Matthew Byam Shaw. The composers’ score was recorded at Synchron Stage Viennaa new scoring stage and post-production facility in Vienna, where Zimmer is also currently recording his music for Ron Howard’s Inferno. As previously reported, Paul Englisby was originally slated to score the project. Zimmer has previously scored the Morgan-scripted and -produced features Frost/Nixon and RushThe Crown is set to premiere later this year on Netflix.

Zimmer and Gregson-Williams have also recently been scoring David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan. Check out our previous news article for the composers’ other upcoming projects.

  1. Emcube says:

    David Yates, not Peter Yates.

  2. Jay Schlesinger says:

    Very reminiscent of the music from “House of Cards”