David Bowie Wrote The Theme Song For A New Television Show

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10.06.15 2 Comments

When you can’t get Polaris or whoever wrote “Theme to Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears” (probably Danzig) to record your theme song, you go with the next-best option: David Bowie. Producers of The Last Panthers, a new six-part British crime drama about stolen diamonds, tapped the Thin White Duke to sing the show’s slow, ethereal theme, “Blackstar.” The sounds and the visuals look like they could be used for True Detective. Hey, Bowie was in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me — why not #TrueDetectiveSeason3?

In a statement, The Last Panthers‘ director Johan Renck said, “I showed Mr. Bowie the two first episodes in the rough state they were at the time, and he liked what he saw very much. We discussed the various aspects of the show; naturally the plot line, but also the underlying currents of guilt and personality flaws. We talked about the dark heart of Europe. We talked about the biblical aspects of human nature. He asked if there was anything else to see, so I showed him the first concept board I had just made for the title sequence — images from the show laced with chimaeras and demons from the worlds of Bosch and Grunewald. That’s when he said go — it all fits.”

All of that is true for Dog with a Blog, too.

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