The series — a rewrite of the Paul Theroux novel about an American family that flees the U.S. With that template in mind, Pinto went into an L.A. The story gets rougher, with more tension, more action.” His music reflects that, with an edgy, unrelentingly dark tone. “They’re always on the outside. for mysterious reasons and ends up in dangerous, drug-war-torn Mexico — “is a very raw thing,” says Pinto. studio and, in what the composer describes as a “five-day tornado,” generated most of the musical material that would form the foundation of the score.
Choral sounds figure prominently: women’s voices represent “Diana’s femininity amongst oppressive patriarchal surroundings,” he says, while men’s voices hint at “our dread at how we know this story will turn out.” A single French horn suggests her growing loneliness and isolation as time passes. English composer Martin Phipps returned for Season 4 of “The Crown” (Netflix) and, with the arrival of Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) at Buckingham Palace, considerable new material was required. The main Diana theme began with a simple harp melody — “delicate, but purposeful,” Phipps notes.
Bicycle spokes! It just became very creative and fun.” The challenge, he adds, was “walking the line” in terms of tone as the series swung wildly from comedy to tragedy. “My dishwasher, could I play that? “You start looking at things in your house differently,” he says. I played a metal lamp in my studio.
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Perry Mason
He also found opportunities to reference both the original “Trek” fanfare and the “Voyager” theme when the Discovery finally connects with 32nd century Federation headquarters. Complicating matters: recording 40-plus musicians individually and mixing them into a coherent whole during a pandemic.
“Jupiter’s Legacy” (Netflix), a 20th century superhero saga told in more complex 21st century terms, demanded a similarly daring musical approach. Composer Stephanie Economou saw fine cuts of all eight episodes, enabling her to “make some conceptual musical decisions early on,” she says.
The Mosquito Coast
Director-producer Tim Van Patten sought out composer Terence Blanchard for his jazz credentials but also subscribed to Blanchard’s belief that “jazz is supposed to be experimental, to be forward-thinking, not looking backwards.” “Perry Mason” (HBO) tells the backstory of TV’s most famous lawyer as a down-and-out private eye in Depression-era Los Angeles.
“The wild part about doing ‘Perry Mason’ was that each episode was a moment of discovery about Perry’s world, sonically,” adds the two-time Oscar nominee. We were all discovering it as it went along.” “This thing kept evolving.
At his initial meeting with producers, Neely remarked that he saw the hard-partying title character Cassie as “a broken child,” and thought “child instruments” such as toy pianos might make an interesting musical choice. “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max) featured one of the season’s most creative scores, courtesy of composer Blake Neely.
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Every musical sound in the eight-part series is a percussion instrument, from timpani and marimba to piano and tubular bells, all played by Neely. As Neely recalls: “Then I upped the ante and said, ‘How about only percussion?’” They loved the idea.
“It has to do with this frequency they hear from across the galaxy,” composer Jeff Russo says. Throughout the third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” (Paramount Plus), one special, minute-long melody recurs. It’s heard as a lullaby to a child; becomes the theme for tragic lovers Adira and Gray (Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander); and is broadcast in space. “It was meant to tie the entire season together.”
Although Blanchard’s familiar trumpet and bluesy piano are present in the eight-hour series, so are his more modern musical concepts. As Blanchard describes his process: “Taking sounds that relate to the period and then combining them with other elements” including string quartets and synthesizers.
The climax of episode 7 — a flashback to the moment superpowers are granted to the team — would be scored with “this big majestic choir piece” based on the main theme, with Latin lyrics based on Mark Millar’s original comic-book text. As Economou explains: “I thought, why not make vocals part of the tapestry of the score? So by the time we got to these pinnacle moments in the series, it felt really earned.”
Phipps also adds analog synth sounds but, surprisingly, not necessarily for the 1980s on display. “It’s always important to me that I’m scoring the emotional journey of the characters, not the time or place that they’re in,” he says. “I’m drawn to those synth sounds more because they represent the bright breath of fresh air that swept in with her character.”
Pinto himself played all the key instruments — guitar, cuatro, cello, percussion and electronics — and continued experimenting with “strange sounds” upon his return to Brazil, collaborating long-distance with music editor Mark Wike to assemble all of it into seven episode scores.
“So you’ll hear the theme on a solo French horn drenched in reverb, like a distant memory.”” /> Yet it was also a family drama, “so it needed to have this emotional intimacy,” she notes. That meant music for specific characters, especially Sheldon, the Utopian (Josh Duhamel), whose motif became the main theme of the series. “He is a broken man, and we often see him in these intimate, fragile moments,” she says of the irony of the music’s heroic tone.
The Flight Attendant
In addition, the composer (who also scores “Star Trek: Picard”) got to write his second operatic aria for the series: a grandly dramatic Andorian one, after the more serene Kasseelian piece he penned for the first season (both sung by L.A. opera veteran Ayana Haviv).
The makers of “The Mosquito Coast” (Apple TV Plus) sought out Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto on the basis of his music for the 2019 bio-documentary “Diego Maradona.”

press tour Wednesday. "If we're making interesting shows, we're dealing with difficult topics," said Michelle King, co-creator and co-showrunner of "The Good Fight" at the Television Critics Assn. "And so, if you're bringing up religion or politics, you have to make absolutely certain that everyone is speaking not only their beliefs, but also being respectful of everyone else."
This becomes even more essential when "we are talking about tricky things or difficult subjects, things with multiple points of views, characters that could be perceived different ways," she noted, because it is not just about the "messages we want to put out," but also "having a space where people can share their feelings about that, raise potential red flags."
"We need to make sure that everyone's voice is heard," added "Star Trek: Discovery" executive producer Michelle Paradise of her writers' room process.
One of the messages of "Star Trek: Discovery" is "if we embrace our differences, if we can embrace our better selves, we can overcome anything," so it is imperative such an attitude begins with those making the show, Paradise said.
While King acknowledged that that's not an easy thing to always accomplish, "it's on us" as the leaders both in the writers' room and of the shows in general.
Hopefully that's something that keeps the audience thinking." For King, the conversations raised in the room are also often ones she wants to see raised among her audience. She cited the moment when Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) "can't remember the names of all the African American victims of police shootings but Matthew Shepard's name comes to mind. "It's much too easy to create a villain who is racist or homophobic," she said, noting that what "The Good Fight" endeavors to do is show that even the quote-unquote traditional heroes of the show have imperfect moments.
Doing that kind of work in the safe space of the writers' room is a kind of "pre-groundwork for the storytelling itself," Paradise continued. "And then we just let the characters do the work for us."
Still, there are some lines these writers and producers don't want to cross.
Whether a television series deals overtly in the political times of the day, as in CBS All Access' "The Good Fight," or uses complicated subject matter such as race and identity in a more thematic or metaphorical way (as in the streamer's "Star Trek: Discovery"), the key for writers and producers is to handle the topics with care.
"I don't want to do a story where a rape victim is lying," said King. "That is not something I am interested in having my name on. Other shows can do it; that won't come from our house."” />

“Picard” will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.
Jean-Luc Picard. In a trailer played during the panel, fans saw Picard agreeing to help a young woman in danger who comes to him for help. The new series will see Stewart reprise the iconic role of Capt. You can watch the full trailer above.
Previously announced cast members include Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.
A drama series centered on Michelle Yeoh’s character from “Discovery” is also currently in development at All Access. "Picard" is the latest in a growing line of series that CBS is rolling out to build up a new “Star Trek” TV universe. In addition to “Star Trek: Discovery,” which just concluded its second season on All Access, upcoming shows include the animated comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and an untitled Nickelodeon animated series as well.
Jonathan Del Arco will also appear, likely reprising his role as the Borg Hugh from "Next Generation." During the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, it was revealed that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Jeri Ryan would reprising their roles from "Next Generation" and "Voyager" in Ryan's case.
Aaron Baiers serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, with Chabon also serving as showrunner. Hanelle Culpepper will direct the first two episodes of the series.
Stewart played Picard for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in addition to appearing in four “Star Trek” films.
"Star Trek: Picard" is bringing back some familiar faces.
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On "My Favorite Episode," some of the biggest names in TV share their creative inspirations — and how those episodes influenced them. Variety's “My Favorite Episode With Michael Schneider” is where stars and producers gather to discuss their favorite TV episodes ever — from classic sitcoms to modern-day dramas — as well as pick a favorite episode from their own series.
He's also Commander Zavala in the video game "Destiny" and its sequel, and returns in "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" this May. It's a busy 2019 for Reddick, who stars as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving on Amazon Prime Video's "Bosch," which returns for Season 5 on April 19, and as Christian DeVille on Comedy Central's "Corporate," which finished its second season in March.
"Growing up I kind of wanted to be Captain Kirk." "I started trying to do it the way I thought Captain Kirk would do it," he said.
Written by Gene L. 16, 1967. Coon and Carey Wilber and directed by Marc Daniels, the "Star Trek" episode "Space Seed" first introduced the iconic character Khan, played by Ricardo Montalban. The episode aired during Season 1 of "Star Trek," on Feb.
Lance Reddick never planned to be an actor. But the star of series such as "Bosch," "Corporate," "Fringe" and "The Wire" always cites his youthful obsession with William Shatner as the catalyst that eventually led to his career on the screen.
On this edition of the podcast, we talk to Reddick about his favorite episode of TV ever, the classic "Star Trek" installment "Space Seed" and the actor's unusual path to fame. Listen below:
He admits the original wasn't perfect, however, as it was a relic of its late 1960s time in at least one regard. Reddick eventually also became a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fan, and was hooked on "Star Trek: Voyager" in the 1990s.
That's why it was notable that "Voyager," and now "Star Trek: Discovery," have made up for that. "'Voyager,' the smartest, most powerful characters on that show were the women," he noted, "and the black guy!"
"One of the things that was so interesting to me about that original series is how, given how often they addressed race and ethnicity in the show — and how difficult that is — how misogynistic it was," he noted.
"I've been very fortunate," he said.
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Khan, the leader, takes advantage of ship historian Marla McGivers to attempt to take over the ship. "Space Seed" follows the USS Enterprise as it comes across the SS Botany Bay, a ship featuring superhumans who have been in suspended animation for centuries. Kirk eventually exiles Khan and McGivers, and of course we see the return of the character in the 1982 film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
"But whenever I'm asked about my early influences, what made me want to be an actor, it was William Shatner." "I didn't really start acting until college and I didn't even think about being an actor professionally until I was 27," Reddick told Variety's "My Favorite Episode" podcast.
As a teenager, when Reddick learned that Shatner had been a Shakespearean actor, he unearthed his father's copy of "Julius Caesar" and taught himself the speech that Brutus makes to the crowd before Mark Antony takes over.
"It took me awhile to realize how much I loved the chemistry that Montalban and Shatner had. To see [Captain Kirk] up against somebody who was really his match, if not his superior in every way, is just cool." "When I was a kid, and I would watch 'Star Trek' in reruns, I would always wait for that episode," he said.

Kurtzman revealed the inside story of how he and his team wooed Stewart in a Q&A at Variety's CES Summit on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Getting Patrick Stewart to reprise the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new “Star Trek” series on CBS All Access took a lot of convincing, according to the franchise's executive producer, Alex Kurtzman, but was made possible by ensuring it wouldn't seem repetitive.
"I think he just felt 'I don’t know what else there is to do?'" "We heard he was very reticent, for a million understandable reasons, to do it," said Stewart told Variety.
Kurtzman also described how he is managing multiple other shows within the "Trek" franchise including "Star Trek: Discovery," which returns next week to CBS All Access for a second season.” />
The exact plot details are being kept mostly under wraps, though the series will take place after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation." Kurtzman will executive produce with James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Kirsten Beyer along with Stewart, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. CBS Television Studios will produce.
"We proposed it to him, he sat there and listening very thoughtfully as he does, said, 'Thank you, let me think about it,'" Kurtzman recalled. "We thought we failed. But on Monday his agent called and said, 'He’s interested and he’d like to know more and can you write down what you had.'"
That was enough to get Stewart back; the untitled series, from CBS Television Studios, is currently entering pre-production. What was to be a four-page treatment ballooned into 34 pages that fully fleshed out the series.
But Kurtzman and his writers pitched him on a fresh storyline for Picard in which the character's life is deeply affected by the dissolution of the Romulan empire.

The last season of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" ended on a shocking note — with Rachel Bloom's Rebecca facing criminal charges. Bloom and her co-executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna promised Rebecca will face consequences for her actions in prison.


Hodson says attaching a female writer to Quinn's story changes "everything." Christina Hodson, who has been hired to write the script for the Harley Quinn spinoff "Birds of Prey," is bringing a feminine perspective to Quinn's character, who was originally written by a man.


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Sad to see him go, Morgan called him "the leader" of the show and insisted "there's no replacing him." Just days after Andrew Lincoln confirmed his exit from "The Walking Dead," his fellow cast members Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus reflected on Lincoln's contributions to the series.
Though she admitted she doesn't understand people's need to experience fear, Curtis did express her thoughts on the upcoming horror film's social significance. Jamie Lee Curtis, who will reprise her character Laurie Strode in a reboot of "Halloween," spoke with Variety about Laurie's arc's convergence with #MeToo, Time's Up and women empowerment.


During Variety's sit down with "Venom's" Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, and Ruben Fleischer, Hardy cited his son as the reason he jumped at the opportunity to play Marvel's terrifying alien-human hybrid. When offered the part, his son's love for Venom propelled him to accept the role for some cool dad points.


Many have discussed the possibility of a "Riverdale" crossover with similar teen mystery shows like "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," but the "Riverdale" team didn't express any desire to merge story lines. During the conversation, the cast agreed that the hit show has been captivating audiences just fine on its own, without any magical elements.


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Get a selection of some of our best content to come out of the Variety Studio, including interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Hardy, the cast of "Walking Dead," and much more. San Diego Comic-Con was a whirlwind of news, trailer debuts, interviews, and then some.
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Prior to the show's Season 4 return, Maines chatted with Variety about the significance of her character, who she hopes will improve discussions about trans representation in Hollywood. Transgender actress Nicole Maines is all set to make her "Supergirl" debut as TV's first trans superhero.
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Mandip Gill, who will play companion Yasmin, suggested a female James Bond, while Whittaker summed up the discussion more broadly, calling for casting directors to start casting "who they think is right for the job" regardless of gender. The "Doctor Who" team made history by casting Jodie Whittaker as the series' first female Doctor, and they had more gender-reversal ideas to contribute to the Variety studio.
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But the "Star Trek: Discovery" team wasn't on-board with a female Spock at Comic-Con, telling Variety, "That would not feel like it's synced up with Canon." With a new "Star Trek" installment coming amid a trend of gender reversals, some have looked to Spock as Hollywood's next opportunity for a woman's take on an iconic role.
Along with his "Magnum P.I." colleagues, Hernandez chatted with Variety about the character's potential to change the "psychology" surrounding people of color. Jay Hernandez is the first Latino to portray a Magnum P.I., and for him, his casting goes beyond just representation.
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