Composer Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, Queen of Katwe, The Rite, Touching the Void, State of Play) is reuniting with director Justin Chadwick on the new British Hulu/Disney+ original series Shardlake. The show is written by Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom, Baghdad Central) based on the popular novels by C.J. Sansom, directed by Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, Tulip Fever) and stars Arthur Hughes, Sean Bean, Anthony Boyle, Babou Ceesay, Paul Kaye, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Matthew Steer, Peter Firth, Brian Vernel, David Pearse, Irfan Shamji, Miles Barrow, Mike Noble and Kimberley Nixon. The 4-part murder mystery is set in 16th century England during the dissolution of the monasteries and follows the title character whose sheltered life as a lawyer is turned upside down when he gets instructed to investigate the murder of one of his commissioners at a monastery. George Ormond (National Treasure, Becoming Elizabeth) and Mark Pybus (Roadkill, Collateral) are executive producing the project for The Forge, alongside Stevie Lee (Frank, The Reason I Jump) for Runaway Fridge, as well as Jonny Richards. Heffes has previously collaborated with Chadwick on the features Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The First Grader. Shardlake will premiere on May 1, 2024 in the U.S. on Hulu and internationally on Disney+.

Heffes has also recently scored several episodes of HBO’s The Regime, which just finished its series run earlier this month and is now available to stream on Max.