Premiering tonight in the U.S. is the new season of the BBC series The Hollow Crown, which adapts Shakespeare’s history plays set during the time of the Wars of the Roses: Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part II and Richard III. Dan Jones (Shadow of the Vampire, Lady Macbeth, Max) has composed the season’s original music. He follows composers Stephen Warbeck, Adam Cork and Adrian Johnston who scored the previous Hollow Crown installments. The 3-parter starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo, Keeley Hawes, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench & Michael Gambon will premiere in the U.S. on PBS as part of the Great Performances series. Click here to learn more about the project.
Premiering on Wednesday, December 14, is the new Fox drama Star created by Lee Daniels & Tom Donaghy and starring Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady and Ryan Destiny. The show’s original score is composed by James S. Levine (Glee, Nip/Tuck, Damages, American Horror Story, Bloodline). Republic Records has released an EP featuring the songs from the premiere episode this past Friday. Check out soundtrack announcement for the full album details and click here to learn more about the series.
Missing from last week’s weekly roundup was the sci-fi fantasy action thriller Spectral directed by Nic Mathieu and starring James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer and Bruce Greenwood. Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, Black Mass) has composed the film’s original music. The Legendary Pictures-produced movie, which follows a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New York City, premiered this past Friday and is now available to stream on Netflix.