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25 Jun 2015


John Paesano
 has been hired to score the upcoming Fox drama Second Chance. The show is inspired by the classic Mary Shelley mythology and stars Rob Kazinsky, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo The series follows a morally corrupt cop who is given a second chance when he’s brought back from the dead and now has to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. Rand Ravich (The Astronaut’s Wife, Life) has written the pilot and is executive producing the 20th Century Fox Television production with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24, Tyrant) and Michael Cuesta (Elementary, Kill the Messenger) who also directed the pilot episode. Paesano has previously composed the music for the Ravich-created NBC drama Crisis. Lookinglass is expected to premiere in early 2016 on Fox. For updates on the series, visit the official show website.

As previously reported, Paesano who recently scored the first season of Netflix’s critically acclaimed Daredevil also has 20th Century Fox’s feature The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials coming up and will begin recording his score for the sequel soon. The composer also scored the upcoming dramas Same Kind of Different As Me starring Renee Zellweger & Greg Kinnear, which is set to open on April 29, 2016 by Paramount Pictures, as well as Angelo Pizzo’s My All American starring Aaron Eckhart, which will be released on October 9, 2015 by Clarius Entertainment. Check out a recent interview with Pizzo in Entertainment Weekly, where he talks about Paesano’s score for the project. The composer also continues to score the new season of DreamWorks Dragons, entitled Dragons: Race to the Edge, which is set before the events of How to Train Your Dragon 2 and follows Hiccup and Toothless as they discover a world beyond the borders of Berk. The animated show will premiere on June 26 on Netflix.

10 Oct 2014

John PaDaredevil-Character-Poster-Matt-Murdockesano has been hired to score Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. The show based on the Marvel Comics character and stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson and Scott Glenn. The series follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Cloverfield) and Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel) are executive producing the Marvel Television and ABC Studios with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville). Daredevil is set to premiere in May 2015 on Netflix.

Paesano has previously scored the film adaptation of The Maze Runner, which is currently playing in theaters. A sequel has recently been greenlit for a release next fall. The composer’s other previous scoring credits include the animated series Dragons: Riders of Berk, NBC’s Crisis and the feature When the Game Stands Tall

12 May 2012

Dragons-Riders-of-Berk-Poster-how-to-train-your-dragon-37086518-2475-3225John Paesano has been tapped to score Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming TV series Dragons based on the 2010 hit animated feature How to Train Your Dragon. The show follows the adventures of Hiccup, Toothless, and a community of Viking warriors, as they discover the world of dragons is a lot larger than they thought. It has been reported that the voice cast of the feature film, including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T. J. Miller will be returning for the TV version. Composer John Powell has received an Academy Award nomination for his score for the original film. Dragons marks the Dreamworks Animation’s first project for Cartoon Network. The show is set to premiere this fall.

Paesano has previously written the music for last year’s animated TV special Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, which he recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony. His other credits in animation include the 2010 superhero film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. On the live action side, the composer is attached to score the Irish drama Crossmaglen. The film is based on the novel Shamrock Boy by English author, Stuart White, which centers around a fictitious IRA member Dermot McGarvey who sets out with two fellow soldiers to run a raid on British troops in a small village in the north of Ireland. Ben Kingsley is attached to star in the film, which is expected to go into production soon.