MYTHIC MĀORI MUSIC
December 13, 2019
Shudder TV Debuts THE DEAD LANDS in January – Score by Lachlan Anderson
Set in a mythic past, and inspired by Māori traditions and history, the new Shudder TV show THE DEAD LANDS will premiere on Jan. 23, across all of Shudder’s territories (US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland). It will also air on TVNZ OnDemand in New Zealand immediately after its international debut. The series was created and written by Glenn Standring (SPARTACUS TV series, PERFECT CREATURE, TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS).
The original score has been created by New Zealand-based composer Lachlan Anderson, mostly known for his work on the internationally acclaimed Belgian supernatural, slow-burn thriller series TABULA RASA. He also scored the 2018 thriller THE BOAT and the 2017 crime drama, 6 DAYS.
THE DEAD LANDS stars Te Kohe Tuhaka as a murdered warrior named Waka Nuku Rau who is sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins. But the world Waka returns to is ravaged by a breach between Life and the Afterlife as the spirits of the newly dead now stalk the land and hunt the living. Waka encounters a determined young woman, Mehe (Darneen Christian), who becomes both his protégé and moral compass. Together, they navigate tribal politics, the unsettled ghosts of Ancestors and other forces both natural and supernatural, on a quest to discover who “broke the world” and how to repair it — if it’s not too late.
For more information on the composer, see https://www.lachlananderson.net/
Watch THE DEAD LANDS trailer: