It’s just been announced that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be scoring Watchmen, the upcoming HBO series of the DC miniseries by the same name.
According to Indie Wire:
Oscar and Golden Globe winners for “The Social Network,” Reznor and Ross also worked on each of director David Fincher’s following films, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and “Gone Girl” — the former of which won them a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for a Visual Medium.
Since then, the Nine Inch Nail musicians have crafted original pieces for Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day,” the 2016 documentary “Before the Flood,” and last year’s Ken Burns documentary series, “The Vietnam War.” Even more recently, Reznor and Ross contributed to Jonah Hill’s feature directorial debut, “Mid 90s,” which is slated for an October 19 release.
“Watchmen” stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Tim Blake Nelson. After a successful pilot, HBO picked up the series for a full season and announced a 2019 release date. Damon Lindelof is the showrunner, as well as an executive producer alongside pilot director Nicole Kassell, “The Leftovers” EP Tom Spezialy, director Stephen Williams, and “Boardwalk Empire” producer Joseph Iberti.
This potentially brings Reznor and Ross another step closer to “EGOT status,” joining only 13 other people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) in competitive categories.
Damon Lindelof’s “Watchmen” is based on the seminal work for DC Comics by Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, with colors by John Higgins. Watchment tells an alternate history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s and their presence changed history so that the United States won the Vietnam War and the Watergate break-in was never exposed. The TV series is slated to debut in 2019.