The Mandalorian adds another high-profile name, this time Grammy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-nominated composer Ludwig Goransson.
Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson will produce the score for Disney’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, it was announced Wednesday by StarWars.com. Goransson is a fantastic talent and an incredible add to the show.
The Swedish composer was in charge of the score for Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther, for which he’s been nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy. His additional film credits include Rocky spin-offs Creed I and Creed II, Venom and Fruitvale Station.
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Goransson’s TV work includes scores for the cult-favorite Community, New Girl and Happy Endings.
On the set of Community is where Goransson met Donald Glover, who recently portrayed a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The two have become close partners since, as Goransson has helped Glover with a majority of his rap albums and singles under his Childish Gambino rap persona. Goransson had received three Grammy nominations prior to this year for his help producing Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love.”
2019 award season will be a busy one for Goransson. He has a Golden Globe Award nomination for Black Panther in the Best Original Score category. For the Grammys, Goransson has nominations for Record of the Year (Gambino’s “This Is America”), Song of the Year (Gambino’s “This Is America”), Best R&B Song (Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer”) and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Black Panther).
The Mandalorian will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, in late 2019. It is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau.
In the release, Goransson says, “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.”
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