The highly anticipated new series of Doctor Who will be scored by composer Segun Akinola, a 2017 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and rising star among British composers.

As the first new composer the series has had in over a decade, Segun will create a fresh new take on the legendary theme tune.

Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola!” new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a release. “We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure. From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer.  We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor.

Segun Akinola, said: “Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”