Films, TV shows and their soundtracks to look forward to this week.
18 January 2019
Two films that are worth a mention are set for release on Friday. The first being the third edition to M. Night Shyamalan's twisted Eastrail 177 Trilogy. Glass continues the story Shyamalan began almost twenty years ago in Unbreakable (2000) which was recently followed up by Split (2016). Now Bruce Willis, Samual L. Jackson and James McAvoy will all appear together in this latest instalment. Split composer West Dylan Thordson will also be making a return. Thordson has limited credits to his name, however his meticulously fused score for Split leaves us excited for Glass. The soundtrack is not currently available.
Next up, on the other end of the spectrum, is Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan as the title character and Margot Robbie as her vengeful cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Sadly, female direction and lead roles do not guarantee a female composer. However, we're in for a treat as Max Richter has taken the musical helm. The regal, traditional score is available to stream and download now.
14 January 2019
Tomorrow night, sit back and relax as the eighth series of Cold Feet will premiere on ITV. The British Comedy has had a number of composers, but British composer Edmund Butt has been underscoring the series since 2016 and is set to return this year.
18 January 2019
If you fancy staying in on Friday night, Netflix UK has a few additions lined up. Firstly, the hotly anticipated second series of Marvel's The Punisher. Composer (and all-round rock star) Tyler Bates has thankfully continued to score the series. Bates has scored for Marvel films in the past, including Deadpool 2 (2018) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014/2017).
Trekkers will be pleased: also out on Netlfix UK on Friday is Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. American composer Jeff Russo has continued to score the series, who has a massive catalogue of TV series scores including Fargo, Power and Altered Carbon.