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'

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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.

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