David Bowie has written the theme song for the upcoming UK television series The Last Panthers, which will premiere later this year. As The Guardian reports, it’s the first original song he’s contributed to a TV show in over 20 years — the last one was the theme for BBC’s The Buddha Of Suburbia back in 1993.
Here’s what series director Johan Renck had to say about Bowie’s contribution:
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. His first response was precise, engaged and curious. 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.
And here’s a trailer for the show, though it doesn’t seem to use the theme music: