Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the masterminds behind the Gone Girl and The Social Network scores, have been enlisted to compose original music for HBO’s adaptation of DC Comics’ Watchmen graphic novel series.
The Nine Inch Nails duo have become prolific composers for a wide range of film and TV projects in recent years. Reznor and Ross won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their score for Davis Fincher’s The Social Network. They also composed the music for 2014’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Patriots Day.
The series, which is being spearheaded by The Leftovers creator Damien Lindelof, is among next summer’s most anticipated series’. The original premise deals with an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.
Key cast members include Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher.
Nicole Kassell is set to direct the first episode of Watchmen. She will executive produce with LIndelof, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti.