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Nine Inch Nails duo to score HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ series

The US rock band Nine Inch Nails performs at the Arena Stage during Roskilde Festival 2018, in Roskilde, Denmark, on July 4, 2018.
Photo by Jens Noergaard Larsen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read JENS NOERGAARD LARSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been tapped to compose the score for the upcoming HBO series Watchmen, based on the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The creator and executive producer of the series is Damon Lindelof, who previously created The Leftovers for HBO and has been involved in shows such as Lost.

Reznor and Ross have become prolific composers for a wide range of film and TV projects in recent years. They won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their score for 2010’s The Social Network, and have also scored movies like Patriots DayGone GirlThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the upcoming directorial debut from Jonah HillMid90s. They also scored the documentary series The Vietnam War.

Nine Inch Nails is currently doing live dates in support of Bad Witch, the third in a trio of EPs that included 2017’s Add Violence and 2016’s Not The Actual Events. The trek next stops at the River City Rockfest in San Antonio on Saturday (September 22nd).

Story source: Variety


  • The Watchmen graphic novel was published in 1986 and is considered one of the most ground-breaking comic book stories ever created.
  • Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws, the book was made into a major motion picture in 2009 directed by Zack Snyder.
  • The new series, which is not a remake but set in the same world, is due to premiere next year and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Frances Fisher and others.

CHECK IT OUT: After opening their tour with the first-ever full performance of the 1992 EP Broken, Nine Inch Nails dusted off the never-played-live “The Perfect Drug” from the 1997 film Lost Highway on Tuesday night (September 18th) in Colorado:

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