Composer Ludwig Göransson, who we learned back in December would be providing the orchestral score for Jon Favreau’s Disney+ live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, shared the following comments during a telephone interview with Ben Pearson from /Film about what the process has been like as part of this new chapter in the continuing Star Wars saga:
You’re working on the score for The Mandalorian, so that means you’re one of the few people not named John Williams who will have scored something in the Star Wars universe. What’s that process been like for you so far?
Oh man, I’m so excited for it. I’d say for a film composer, Star Wars is kind of like the holy grail of film music. It’s probably the best film music ever written. So the Star Wars universe, for any composer, it’s like one of the most exciting things you can work on. I can’t really talk about a lot of the details, but what I’ve seen – Jon Favreau is creating the show, and it’s in a new format. It’s an episodic, live-action Star Wars show. So it’s completely different, something you’ve never seen before, and the way that Jon’s shooting it, the way he’s working with technology – I’ve never seen anything like it. For me to be a part of a Star Wars show that’s doing something – it’s a new format, so I think for me doing the music, hopefully I’m really inspired to put my signature on it as well as obviously honoring the legend, John Williams.
I know you can’t tell me much about it, but how would you describe the mood or vibe of the music you’ve created for that show so far?
Well, I’m very much in the process still. Right now, Jon is really encouraging me to just really write music that I really love.
While we do not yet have an official Disney+ premiere date for this series, we do know all of the main players that will be attached to the project. For more on The Mandalorian, visit the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post.