Articles by: Henrik Åström

9 Years to Neptune

Åström recently wrote additional music for the first season of 9 Years to Neptune for BYUtv. The show is a unique sci-fi comedy with puppets, structured in a documentary style similar to shows like “The Office”. It premiered on September 27, 2021. You can watch the teaser here:

The Stand

The Stand is an American dark fantasy/post-apocalypse streaming television miniseries, based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The plot centers on a pandemic resulting from a mishap at a military biological research station which allows the escape of a lethal strain of influenza. After the pandemic kills almost the entire world population, the few survivors are drawn to one of two figures, one dark and one light, setting up a final good-vs-evil confrontation. In the novel’s dedication to his wife, King describes it as a “tale of dark Christianity.” The adaptation alters the gender of some of the main characters, moves the setting to modern-day 21st century, and features a new final episode written by King, making it the third variation of the story’s conclusion. The first episode was released on CBS All Access on December 17, 2020.

Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis (of Bright Eyes) composed the original score and Åström wrote additional music for seven episodes of the series.

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The American Runestone

The American Runestone is a documentary series shedding light on the role played by Viking explorers in Europe’s discovery of North America. The show stars popular Swedish actor Peter Stormare (“American Gods,” “Fargo”). The series’ first two seasons were commissioned by the Viaplay streaming service run by Scandinavia’s NENT Group.