Thomas Newman has composed the music for the main titles sequence of the new Netflix docu-series Five Came Back. Jeremy Turner has written the score for all episodes. The show is directed by Laurent Bouzereau and written by Mark Harris based on his best-selling book of the same title. The 3-parter is narrated by Meryl Streep tells the story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and vice versa, through the interwoven experiences of five filmmakers who interrupted their successful careers to serve their country: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. The features interviews with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan. Spielberg is executive producing the Amblin Television production with Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men), Barry Diller (Top Five), Angus Wall, Justin Falvey & Darryl Frank (The Americans), Eli Bush (While We’re Young), Jason Sack, Linda Carlson, Jason Sterman, Ben Cotner, Adam Del Deo and Lisa Nishimura (13th). Five Came Back will premiere on March 31 on Netflix.
Newman has previously collaborated with Spielberg on 2015’s Bridge of Spies and composed the main titles theme and pilot episode score for the Rudin-produced HBO drama The Newsroom. Turner whose previous scoring credits include A Birder’s Guide to Everything and A Year in Space has also recently co-scored the documentary Trophy about the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by The Orchard and CNN Films for a release later this year.