defiancePremiering tomorrow, April 15 is the new sci-fi series Defiance created by Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape) and starring Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Jaime Murray, Tony Curran, Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan. Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead) is composing the show’s score. It has been announced this past week that the composer’s new label Sparks & Shadows will release a soundtrack album later this year. A soundtrack for the crossover MMO video game is already available. Defiance is set in a post-apocalyptic future St. Louis after a lengthy war on Earth between humans and a consortium of invading alien races has completely transformed the surface of the planet. The show will air every Monday night on Syfy. To learn more about the series, visit the official show website.

hemlock-grovePremiering on Netflix this week is the horror series Hemlock Grove created by Brian McGreevey & Lee Ship, produced by Eli Roth who also directed three episodes and starring Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Landon Liboiron and Bill Skarsgard. Nathan Barr (True Blood, The Americans) who has previously collaborated with Roth on such features as Hostel and Cabin Fever is the composer of the show. All episodes of the show, which centers on the murder of a young girl found close to the former Godfrey steel mill, will be available on Netflix to stream on April 19. To learn more about Hemlock Grove, visit Netflix’s series website.

mary-and-marthaPremiering on Saturday is the HBO original movie Mary and Martha directed by Phillip Noyce (Salt), written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and starring Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, James Woods, Sam Claflin and Frank Grillo. The film’s original music is composed by Philip Miller (Catch a Fire) who previously scored the Alfred Hitchcock biopic The Girl for HBO. Mary and Martha follows two mothers – an American interior designer and a British housewife – who forge a unique bond after traumatic events in Africa bring them together. The movie will premiere on Saturday, April 20 on HBO. To learn more about the film, visit HBO’s official website.

eve-of-destructionMissing from last week’s TV roundup was the four-hour mini-series Eve of Destruction directed by Rob Lieberman (Earthsea), written by Richard Beattie (True Justice) and starring Steven Weber, Christina Cox and Treat Williams. The two-parter follows two scientists who attempt to discover unlimited energy when their experiment is sabotaged by eco-terrorists, which results in a dark energy black hole that could destroy the planet. The project’s music is composed by Shawn Pierce (Defying Gravity, Haven). Eve of Destruction aired in two parts this past Friday and Saturday on the ReelzChannel and will be airing in repeats over the next couple of weeks. For more information on the mini-series, visit Reelz’ official website.

  1. Edward Billy says:

    I thought seeing as how the name of this site is film music reporter that there would be some information about the sound track of the movie Mary and Martha. Telling me that the film is playing on HBO on Saturday is not news.