Bear McCreary to Score Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has settled on a composer for the show’s score. Composer Bear McCreary has been hired for the ABC series. He is most known for his work on shows like “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Walking Dead.” 

The series is set to be a television tie in to the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. The world where all the Marvel films are connected and now the new series. It comes from Joss Whedon who will act as executive producer.

Clark Gregg will reprise his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s The Avengers as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents including: Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May and Chloe Bennet as the mysterious computer hacker Skye. It will air on Tuesdays this fall on ABC.

McCreary posted the following announcement on his official website yesterday:

“Readers of my blog know that superhero stories and their scores have had a tremendous impact on my life ever since I was a kid. I grew up with ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Superman,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Spiderman’ and ‘X-Men.’ In my daydreams, their adventures rumbled with bombastic and soaring orchestral melodies. I always wanted to write music of my own for this genre.

Now, I have the opportunity to contribute original music to the ever-expanding Marvel universe? And I have a full symphonic orchestra at my disposal every week to do it? And I get to work with the visionary Joss Whedon and his remarkable creative team? Well, suddenly I’m worried that my entire life might actually be a dream, that I might suddenly wake up back in third grade, having dozed off while reading ‘X-Men.’ If this life is a dream, I’m going to love every minute of it until I wake up.”

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