Nainita Desai (For Sama, The Reason I Jump, American Murder: The Family Next DoorEnslavedSophie: A Murder in West CorEnemy WithinTelling Lies) has recently been scoring the new ITV series The Tower. The show is adapted by Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, Fearless) based on Post Mortem, the first in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels, and stars Gemma Whelan, Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola and Emmett J. Scanlan. The 3-part crime thriller follows Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins, a former Met Police Officer, who is charged to investigate after a veteran beat cop and teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in south-east London, leaving a five-year-old boy and a rookie police officer on the roof, only for them to go missing. Harbinson is also executive producing the Windhover Films and Mammoth Screen production with Damien Timmer (Victoria, Endeavour) and Karen Thrussell (Poldark, Poirot). Jim Loach (Measure of a Man, Oranges and Sunshine) has directed all episodes. The Tower will premiere on November 8, 2021 in the UK on ITV.

Desai who who received the World Soundtrack Award in the Discovery of the Year category last week has also recently composed the music for several feature documentaries, including 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible directed by Torquil Jones and executive produced by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin about Nepalese mountain climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja who sets out to do the unthinkable by climbing the world’s fourteen highest summits in less than seven months; The Bengali directed by Kavery Kaul about an African American woman who journeys from her New Orleans home to Kolkata seeking her long-lost forbears; Boycott directed by Julia Bacha focusing on the cases of a publisher, attorney, and teacher whose careers are threatened by anti-boycott legislation introduced in recent years; as well as The Wall – Climb for Gold directed by Nick Hardle about four female climbers and their attempt to compete in the first ever Olympic climbing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 14 Peaks, The Bengali and Boycott will all premiere next month at the 2021 DOC NYC Film Festival.