Kris Bowers (Green BookDear White People, Mrs. America, When They See Us) is the composer of the new Netflix original series Bridgerton. The show is created by Chris Van Dusen and stars Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Nicola Coughlan, Sabrina Bartlett, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, as well as Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The drama is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels and revolves around the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family as they look for love and happiness in London high society. Van Dusen is also executive producing the Shondaland production with Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal). Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album featuring Bowers’ score later this month. Bridgerton will premiere on December 25, 2020 on Netflix.

Bowers also has Malcolm D. Lee’s Space Jam: A New Legacy (currently scheduled to be released on July 16, 2021), as well as the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect (set to come out in theaters on August 13, 2021) coming up. He has also recently been composing the score for the upcoming drama The United States vs. Billie Holiday directed by Lee Daniels and starring Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Dana Gourrier, Evan Ross, Erik LaRay Harvey and Melvin Gregg. The movie follows jazz singer Billie Holiday during the period of her career when she was targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation. Christopher Gunning was originally set  to score the film and Mark Isham was later attached to the project. The drama is set to be released in theaters nationwide on February 26, 2021 by Paramount Pictures.