He's written the title-track to European six-parter The Last Panthers

David Bowie has written and recorded the title track for the forthcoming European crime series The Last Panthers. The song will accompany the opening credits of the six-part series, a collaboration between Sky and France’s CANAL + network that delves into the world of European gangsters.

It’s Bowie’s first original music for film or television in 20 years. Series director Johan Renck commented:

“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…”

The Last Panthers stars Samantha Morton alongside John Hurt, French actor Tahar Rahim and Croation star Goran Bogdan. It will screen on Sky Atlantic in the UK this autumn.

Watch a trailer for the series below:

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