More details continue to trickle out about the upcoming Star Wars television show, The Mandalorian. Acclaimed composer and record producer Ludwig Göransson will be composing the store for the show.
Göransson has an impressive resume in the realm of soundtracks. In the movie world, he recently composed the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. He also was behind the soundtracks to Creed, Creed II, Venom, and Fruitvale Station. In the television world, he has worked on the soundtracks for Community and New Girl. As a movie producer, he worked with Haim and Chance The Rapper, and he recently received three Grammy nominations for his work with Donald Glover. Star Wars fans will recognize Glover from his recent role in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe,” 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 is currently in production. It is being written and produced by Jon Favreau. Dave Filoni, of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, is writing and directing the first episode. He is also executive producing with Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. The Mandalorian is also using Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) as directors. The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) in the title role. He is joined by 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).
This first live-action Star Wars television show will be arriving on Disney+, the Disney streaming service, sometime late in 2019. What do you think of Ludwig Göransson composing the score to accompany this show? Share your thoughts in the comments below!