Adam Taylor Scoring Hulu’s ‘Black Cake’

Posted: October 31, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in TV Scoring Assignments
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Adam Taylor (The Handmaid’s TaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina, Before I Fall, The Right StuffMeadowland) is the composer of the new Hulu original series Black Cake. The show is based on Charmaine Wilkerson’s best-selling novel of the same name and stars Mia Isaac, Adrienne Warren, Chipo Chung, Lashay Anderson, Ashley Thomas, Faith Alabi and Glynn Turman. The drama revolves around a runaway bride who disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica in the 1960s and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. Decades later, a widow loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. Marissa Jo Cerar (Women of the Movement) serves as the project’s showrunner and is also executive producing the Two Drifters, Harpo Films, ABC Signature & Kapital Entertainment production with Wilkerson, Oprah Winfrey, Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Chi), Carla Gardini (The Water Man, Greenleaf), Brian Morewitz (American Auto) and Michael Lohmann (Patsy & Loretta, Tell Me a Story). Black Cake will premiere tomorrow, November 1 exclusively on Hulu.

Taylor has also recently co-scored Madeleine Gavin’s Beyond Utopia, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is being released in select theaters this Friday, November 23 by Roadside Attractions following a nationwide one-night-only theatrical release last week by Fathom Events.