Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been tasked with scoring the music for the new HBO adaptation of the cult graphic novel series Watchmen.
Based on the popular Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 limited comic, the series reimagines the Cold War and world history after it’s altered by a group of super heroes called the Watchmen.
The story was previously adapted into a live action film in 2009 and is one of the most highly anticipated HBO properties for 2019, helmed by creator Damon Lindelof who also adapted The Leftovers for the network and Lost.
The star-studded cast includes Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher.
The Oscar and Golden Globe-winning duo has previously composed scores for a series of David Fincher films including The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl.
Reznor and Ross made their first foray into television last year, with their ominous score for the Ken Burns documentary series for PBS, The Vietnam War, a gritty look at the conflict from both sides of the fight. This also marks the first time the duo will score a scripted series.
The network also recently took home an Emmy this week for Ramin Djawadi’s Game of Thrones season 7 soundtrack.
Nicole Kassell (The Americans, Westworld, The Leftovers) is slated to direct the premiere episode, Variety reports and will serve as executive producer along with LIndelof, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti.
Meanwhile, Reznor continues his NIN Cold And Black And Infinite North America tour, playing 1992’s Broken EP in full for first time ever, including the band’s first live performance of ‘Happiness in Slavery’ in 23 years.
Visit the official artist page for remaining dates and full tour details.