BBC announced today that Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Inception, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Interstellar) & James Everingham (Apollo: Missions to the Moon, The Real Right Stuff) feat. Shashwat Sachdev (Uri: The Surgical Strike, Selection Day) will compose the title theme and original score for the upcoming BBC series Virdee  for Bleeding Fingers Music. Trainees from Screen Academy Bradford will also be joining Bleeding Fingers to get a hands-on experience of composing for screen and to assist with the composing of the series score. The show is created by AA Dhand based on his own novels and stars Staz Nair, Aysha Kala, Nina Singh, Kulvinder Ghir, Vikash Bhai and Sudha Bhuchar. The 6-part crime thriller directed by Mark Tonderai (Spell, House at the End of the Street) follows a cop disowned by his Sikh family for marrying a Muslim who must hunt down a serial killer targeting the Asian community. Dhand is also executive producing the project with Magical Society’s Paul Trijbits (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe) and Jo McClellan (The Tunnel, Silent Witness). Virdee is expected to premiere in late 2024 or 2025 on BBC One.

Zimmer’s other upcoming projects also include Ron Howard’s Eden. The composer has recently scored Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two, which is opening in theaters nationwide this weekend and co-scored DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4, which will be released next weekend.