Sam Smith’s Original Song is for Watership Down mini-series
The one and only Sam Smith has recorded an original song for the Watership Down mini-series, which will premiere on BBC One in the UK; and worldwide, outside of the UK, on Netflix. Commissioned by the BBC, Watership Down is produced and was developed by 42 and Biscuit Entertainment, and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix.
The Grammy, Brit and Academy award-winning artist was inspired by Richard Adams’ classic novel to write and record “Fire On Fire”, an original song that will serve as the theme to the forthcoming animated mini-series. Fire On Fire was co-written with Steve Mac and was recorded by Sam Smith with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Abbey Road Studios in September 2018.
“I am so excited and honoured to be a part of this new adaptation of Watership Down. This story is so powerful and timeless, and it has been thrilling to work with Noam and his team and the incredible Steve Mac on this song for it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do,” shared Sam Smith.
Watership Down uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring an innovative interpretation to the beloved story. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
The cast includes the Academy award-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out and Black Panther.