Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross to Compose HBO’s Watchmen TV Series

Particularly on Sleuth News, I’ve noticed commentators change their opinion towards screenwriter Damon Lindelof. With films like Prometheus and Tomorrowland under his belt, many have blamed Lindelof for these films tendencies to rely on the “mystery box” method of storytelling. One that drags a mystery along, offers little answers, and uses mystery as a reason to avoid logic in a narrative. However, after his recent show The Leftovers, many have been changing their views on Lindelof’s writing. And that good will he’s gotten from audiences will now be tested with Lindelof’s upcoming semi-continuation TV series of the popular graphic novel Watchmen which will premiere on HBO sometime in 2019.

With that, it was announced today that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose the music for the new show. Both members of the band Nine Inch Nails (Reznor since 1988, Ross since 2005) their collaborations for film scores have actually been quite profitable for the duo. Together they won an Oscar for their score to The Social Network in 2011. They followed that collaboration up with two more films directed by David Fincher, namely The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl. In addition, they handled the score for Peter Berg’s film Patriot’s Day as well as the PBS Vietnam War documentary miniseries. So they seem qualified.

Little else is known about the show’s actual plot except it will be a semi-sequel to the original Watchmen story. Stay tuned!