alan-silvestriSeth MacFarlane has announced on Twitter that Alan Silvestri is scoring the upcoming docu-series Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey. The show is a successor to the 1980 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the 13-part series, which invents new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination, MacFarlane is executive producing the Cosmos Studios and Fuzzy Door production with Ann Druyan, Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga (Star Trek, 24).  Braga and cinematographer Bill Pope (Spider-Man 2, The Matrix series) will direct the series. Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey is set to premiere on March 9, 2014 on Fox. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

As previously reported, Silvestri also has Jaume Colett-Serra’s thriller Run All Night starring Liam Neeson coming up.

  1. What, no Walter Murphy or Ron Jones?

  2. Jobs1975 says:

    Love Alan. One of my top faves.

    …..but was hoping to see some loyalty/love for Murphy or Jones….just saying….

  3. AdmNaismith says:

    Silvestri is an awesome choice, but I’m sorry to see Jones and Murphy left out of the mix.

  4. Justin Boggan says:

    I agree. I would have prefered Ron Jones. Does Seth not trust their abilities on a large series project? Only on comdies like “Ted” (Murphy) and the upcoming western comedy (Joel McNeely)?

    Sorry, but I don’t trust the current Silvestri. This would have been right for Silvestri back in the 1990’s, but now…

    • Alex says:

      Sir, Silvestri is not the illogical choice. His writing today is still for large orchestra, and only for the typical “action” movies like “The Avengers” or “Red” have we seen him use an abundance of synthetic sfx. I expect in Cosmos to hear: simply a vast score, sweeping as ever, but with the refinement of terror. It will be laced with theatrics, and not plagued by synthetics. We may finally see a work from Alan Silvestri to the scale of “The Mummy Returns”…but for space. .

    • The “current Silvestri” did “The Croods,” and that sounded pretty damn epic. I’m fine with him on this in lieu of MacFarlane’s regulars (you don’t hear people complaining about Sam Raimi using Elfman or Young instead of LoDuca).

      • Justin Boggan says:

        I enjoyed the score to “The Croods”; it was a bright wspot in a long list of boring scores, to me. Even then, it’s a pale comparrison to yesteryear Silvestri, and not indicative or his current scoring trends. OR as the old prhase goes, “The exception does not disprove the rule.”

        And some of us, yes, were do complain about the Raimi/LoDuca loss. LoDuca did some additional scoring for “Spider-Man 2”, but as he said in an interview, he’s not sure any of it made it into the picture. We could have gotten LoDuca Spider-Man scores and a LoDuca “Oz the Great and Powerful”, instead we got Loduca “Freaky Deaky”, “Gladiator Bootcamp”, and other a string of poor television series (well, I can’t comment on “Leverage”). And a string of mostly unreleased scores; meanwhile I can’t think or a score from a Raimi-directed film in the last years, that DIDN’T get a release.