David Arnold Scoring BBC’s & Netflix’s ‘Inside Man’
David Arnold (Casino Royale, Independence Day, Stargate, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough) has composed the original music for the new BBC/Netflix limited series Inside Man. The show is created and written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, The Adventures of Tintin) and stars Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Dolly Wells, Lydia West, Lyndsey Marshal, Atkins Estimond, Tilly Vosburgh, Mark Quarterly, Louis Oliver, Kate Dickie and Dylan Baker. The 4-part thriller follows the intertwining stories of a prisoner on death row in the U.S., a journalist on a train in England and a vicar in a quiet little village. Sue Vertue (The Time Traveler’s Wife) is producing the project for Hartswood Films, alongside Ben Irving (His Dark Materials, Gentleman Jack) for the BBC. Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) has directed all four episodes. Arnold has previously co-scored all episodes of the Moffat-created BBC series Sherlock and Dracula. Inside Man will premiere in the UK next Monday, September 26 on BBC One and is expected to debut in the U.S. and other markets on Netflix later this year.
I can't resist riffing on the title a bit to say that his score for Quantum of Solace outstrips the movie and is a wonderfully successful graduation piece in his evolution from plodding pastiches to making the modern Bond his own. Although terribly short, the same-titled track "Inside Man" from that score is a favorite of mine. I don't link it because the rules ask for discretion and I couldn't find a 'formal' version at YT.
"Bella Union has released the title song from the new BBC drama Inside Man. The cover of the American folk song God’s Gonna Cut You Down is produced by the show’s composer David Arnold (Casino Royale, Sherlock, Independence Day, Stargate) and performed by singer/songwriter John Grant"