Maureen Ryan of TV Squad has broken the news that HBO has switched composers for Game of Thrones. No longer will Stephen Warbeck be scoring the series, they have brought onboard Ramin Djawadi as his replacement.
‘Game of Thrones’ has parted ways with its Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Warbeck. The much-anticipated HBO drama has hired a new composer, Ramin Djawadi.
Djawadi’s most notable television projects have been ‘FlashForward’ and ‘Prison Break,’ and in the film realm, Djawadi wrote the scores for ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Clash of the Titans.’ Djawadi, who has worked frequently with composer Hans Zimmer, is also credited with composing “additional music” for movies such as ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ and ‘Something’s Gotta Give.’
Djawadi will have to work fast: The fantasy drama premieres in just over 10 weeks, on April 17.
Winter Is Coming: I’m not familiar with either composers’ work, so I can’t really definitively say whether this is good or bad. Although anytime you lose an Academy Award winner, you have to feel a little disappointed. Hopefully Djawadi is up to the task of filling some pretty big shoes.