Mars is National Geographic‘s six-part global event series that predicts an international crew of astronauts’ critical, maiden mission to Mars. It is executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Entertainment and directed by Everardo Gout.
Composers Nick Cave and Warren Ellis deliver a pitch-perfect score to complement the thrilling yet daunting mission to a desolate alien planet in which the human species struggle to survive, thrive and forge an existence in this new world.
“When I first started on MARS, I knew I wanted to make a series about people, not about machinery,” says Everardo Gout. “I wanted to create Das Boot in space and understand the emotional journey of the astronauts on this Martian mission. Having worked with Nick and Warren before, I immediately thought they would be perfect for this project. They bring such a visceral human quality to their scores, a sound so delicate and yet so powerful.”
“What does Mars sounds like?” posits Gout. “This was a challenge both in substance and form. We needed to create the musical universe with Mars as a veritable protagonist in our story. Equally, the sound of MARS not only had to underscore a futuristic grounded drama but an intelligent factual, scientific documentary, as well.”
Mars is premiering on The National Geographic Channel on November 14, 2016.