American Rust, scored by Marty Beller, premiered on Showtime September 12th.
“Based on Philipp Meyer’s debut novel American Rust, the family drama will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him. The series is executive produced by Dan Futterman, Jeff Daniels, Michael De Luca, Adam Rapp, Paul Martino, Katie O’Connell Marsh for Boat Rocker Studios, and Elisa Ellis.” – Deadline
Beller provides a beautifully textured score utilizing unexpected combinations of acoustic instruments and electronics to convey the quiet desperation and pathos that the series projects.
Click here to listen to samples from the score