The Walking Dead Composer Bear McCreary LOTR: The Rings of Power

Comic Con 2022 is in full swing and Amazon The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is one of the most anticipated series by fans who want to know more. Deadline reports that with Howard Shore, who scored the original LOTR movies, The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary also worked on the following story of the LOTR universe.

Shore is a three-time Oscar winner for his work on the original the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Now, he’s lent his talents to Amazon’s series by creating the main theme for the original title. Emmy-winning McCreary is well known on TWDU for his abilities to create the fantastic music to accompany this series and has now used his talents to create the full score for Amazon’s new series.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a series created for Prime Video based on The Lord of the Rings Novels written by JRR Tolkien. Set thousands of years before The Hobbit in the Second Age of Middle-earth during a period of relative peace. The series will cover the history of the Second Age of Middle-earth, including the forging of the Rings, the rise to power of Lord Sauron, the fall of Numenor and the final alliance between Elves and Men.

Bear McCreary – The Walking Dead and more

Earlier this week, McCreary shared that they taped the final episode of The Walking Dead with a “massive symphony orchestra”. Angela Kang and Greg Nicotero were there, along with three members of the orchestra who recorded the main title and score for the pilot episode 12 years ago. Can you imagine the emotions they all felt?

Throughout his impressive career, McCreary has appeared on numerous series including Masters of the Universe: REvelation, Snowpiercer, Outlander, Black Sails, Agents of SHIELD, and more.

In the cinema, he worked on Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Eli, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Happy Death Day & Happy Day Day 2U, Hell Fest, 10 Cloverfield Landto name a few.

While researching this article, I came across a great page on McCreary’s website, The Walking Dead page. Several blog posts have videos with a deep dive into the episodes and how he came up with scores for them. If you love music, you will find these blog posts fascinating.

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