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‘Black Panther’ Composer Ludwig Goransson Announced as Composer for ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

From Community to Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson has proven time and time again that his range as a producer knows no bounds. Now, he will take his talents to a galaxy, far far away.

Today, Lucasfilm announced that Goransson will write and compose the score for Jon Favreau’s upcoming Star Wars series for Disney+, The Mandalorian.

Goransson is best known for his work on Black Panther (for which he has earned Golden Globe Award and Grammy nominations), CreedCreed IIVenom, and Fruitvale Station. In the realm of television, his credits include the beloved Community and New Girl. Göransson has produced records for Haim and Chance The Rapper, and he recently received three Grammy nominations for his work with Donald Glover/Childish Gambino.

“Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Warsuniverse,” Göransson said. “I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores — they will never be matched. In these next months I hope to honor the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and unchartered territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try.”

The Mandalorian, which was created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Warrior).

The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, which is set to launch in the U.S. in late 2019.

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