Ludwig Göransson, the Swedish composer and producer behind the production on the majority of Donald Glover's music as Childish Gambino, will be scoring Jon Favreau's new Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian. Göransson previously scored a number of films, most notably working on Black Panther, Venom, and Creed II this year alone.
"Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe,” Göransson said in the announcement on the official Star Wars site. "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.”
Last week, Lucasfilm revealed the impressive cast list for the Disney+ show. Among those cast in the series are Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Werner Herzog. Written and executive produced by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, episodes of the series will be directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.
It's been a great month for Göransson so far, as it was recently announced he was up for Grammy next year thanks to his production on Gambino's "This Is America." A premiere date for The Mandalorian has not been set.