(March 19, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA/Vancouver, Canada) – On April 3rd, Direct TV will debut its original series, Rogue, with music composed by Jeff Toyne. This marks Toyne’s debut into American television. Direct TV famously revived series such as Friday Night Lights and Damages, giving them additional seasons. Rogue is their first attempt at creating their own scripted content. Toyne comments, “It’s been an absolute thrill to work on this production! The taut storyline, the great look, and the fine performances have all inspired my music. I’m lucky to be a part of such a wonderful collaborative team.”
The score soundtrack to Rogue is scheduled to release sometime after the season finale. The release date is yet to be determined.
About Jeff Toyne:
Jeff Toyne is a Canadian-born composer. In his music, Toyne blends orchestral virtuosity with cutting-edge technology, creating a unique voice for each project. His feature film credits include Abel’s Field (2013), Twist of Faith (2013), Dirty Girl (2011), Blooded (2010, co-written with Ilan Eshkeri), and 10 Years Later (2009). Equally at home in television, Toyne scored several features for Lifetime including Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011), winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie, nominated for Best Score and winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award. Additionally, Toyne has scored The Devil You Know (Investigation Discovery, 2010-2013). The recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Ten to Watch” in 2011. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he composed “Splendor Sine Occasu”, the Official March of the British Columbia Brigade. In 2007, Toyne was accepted as one of six composers to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab. Jeff Toyne divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Rogue tells the story of Grace (Thandie Newton), a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s mysterious death. In her quest for the truth, Grace finds herself striking out on her own and falling deeper into the city’s most powerful and dangerous crime family. As Grace struggles to become the wife and mother her family now needs, her life is further complicated by a forbidden relationship with crime boss Jimmy Laszlo. In order to stay alive, Grace needs to help Jimmy find the traitor in his midst, while knowing he may have played a part in her tragedy.