queen-of-the-southGiorgio Moroder revealed in a recent interview with Celluloid Tunes that he will be composing the music for the upcoming USA original series Queen of the South. The show is created by M.A. Fortin & Joshua John Miller (The Final Girls) and stars Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot, Carlos Gomez, Justina Machado and Joaquim de Almeida.. The drama centers on a woman whose drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico and is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Fortin and Miller are also executive producing the Fox 21 Television Studios production with David Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine, Doctor Dolittle), Scott Rosenbaum (ChuckThe Shield) and Pancho Mansfield (Damien). Queen of the South is set to premiere next year on USA. Visit the official show website for updates.

Moroder whose best known film music credits include the features ScarfaceMidnight ExpressFlashdance and Top Gun has also written music for an upcoming Tron video game based on the Disney franchise. He also mentioned in the interview that he is involved in two untitled film/TV projects that are currently in development. Visit Celluloid Tunes to listen to the full interview.