David Bowie Writes Theme Song For New TV Series

(Radio.com) David Bowie wrote the theme song for British Sky Broadcasting's new series The Last Panthers (via Billboard). The six-part crime drama starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt focuses on a European diamond heist based off the Pink Panthers gang.

Bowie wrote the eponymously titled theme song-his first such endeavor in 20 years-after meeting with the series' director Johan Renck. 'I was looking for one of the icons of my youth to write the music for the title sequence but was presented with a god," Renck said of Bowie. "His first response was precise, engaged and curious."

The director went on to describe hearing the final product, "The piece of music he laid before us embodied every aspect of our characters and the series itself-dark, brooding, beautiful and sentimental (in the best possible incarnation of this word). All along, the man inspired and intrigued me and as the process passed, I was overwhelmed with his generosity. I still can't fathom what actually happened." Read more here.

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