Sigur Rós' Jónsi and Alex Somers to score new US TV show 'Manhattan'

The show will focus on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s

Sigur Rós' Jónsi and Alex Somers to score new US TV show 'Manhattan'

Photo: Getty

Sigur Rós' Jónsi and artist Alex Somers will write the score to a new American TV show Manhattan, it has been announced.

Manhattan will be broadcast on the newly relaunched cable network WGN. The series will focus on the race to build the atomic bomb in the 1940s and will be broadcast in July. John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams and Daniel Stern will all star, according to Billboard.

Jónsi and Alex Somers previously worked together when the frontman scored Cameron Crowe's 2011 film We Bought A Zoo, a film Somers produced.

They also have been performing and composing under the name Jonsi & Alex since 2003, and are best known for their 2009 instrumental piece 'Riceboy Sleeps'. In addition, they toured together in support of Jónsi’s 2010 solo album, 'Go'.

Earlier this month, Sigur Rós unveiled their version of 'The Rains of Castamere' – the track The National wrote for Game Of Thrones. The track appeared in the episode 'The Lion And The Rose', which was broadcast on April 14.

As previously reported, members of Sigur Rós will appear in the new series of Game Of Thrones playing musicians. Jónsi Birigisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason shot scenes in Croatia for the HBO show's forthcoming fourth series, which began its run earlier this month.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Kate Bush describes recent London shows as 'truly special' in message to fans
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow
Ariana Grande reportedly cancels trip to Spain due to Ebola fear
Brian May exhibits his collection of Victorian 3D photos at London's Tate
Noel Gallagher to appear onstage with Johnny Marr at London gig
US judge refuses Led Zeppelin request to have 'Stairway To Heaven' plagiarism case...
Saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft – man behind the 'Baker Street' solo – dies
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read says 'Ukip Calypso' track is not 'racist' but...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM