The hugely popular Mammoth Screen produced thriller series ‘The Serpent’ featuring an original score by Dominik Scherrer is now available to stream on Netflix.
Inspired by real events, ‘The Serpent’ documents the crimes of Charles Sobhraj. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol’s most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents. Tahar Rahim stars as Charles Sobhraj with Jenna Coleman as his partner Marie-Andrée Leclerc, the cast also includes Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber.
For his score, Dominik spent time in Thailand, where some of the series was filmed, recording traditional instruments including the Ranat and Khong Wong Yaifor.
‘Dominik Scherrer’s marvellous score, a riot of analogue synths and percussion drawing on exploitation movie soundtracks of yore to intoxicating effect, and adding just a hint of illicit viewing pleasure to spice up the schedules.’ – Sight & Sound