jarvis-cockerSky Arts announced today that Jarvis Cocker is composing the music for the upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories. The 4-parter is directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days on Earth) and stars Tom Hughes, George MacKay, Johnny Vegas, Kenneth Cranham, Rita Tushingham, Monica Dolan, Paul Ritter, Simon Manyonda, Johann Myers and Montserrat Lombard. The series is based on Gaiman’s London-based short stories Foreign Parts, Feeders & Eaters, Closing Time and Looking For The Girl. The project marks the first major scoring assignment for the British singer/songwriter. He previously wrote and performed three songs for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire soundtrack and also appeared in the film as a member of the band The Weird Sisters. No word yet on a premiere date for Likely Stories.