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The Midnight Sky on Netflix starring George Clooney: Our guide to the soundtrack

Who wrote the music and can you buy the soundtrack to The Midnight Sky on Netflix? Everything you need to know about Alexandre Desplat's brilliant new score, which is predicted to be nominated for Best Score at the 2021 Oscars

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Who wrote the score to The Midnight Sky?

The score to The Midnight Sky was written by the renowned French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who has also written the scores to The Grand Budapest HotelThe Shape of Water, The King’s Speech and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

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Desplat has won many awards for his film scores over the years, not least two wins and nine additional nominations for the Oscar for Best Original Score. He has also written for the concert hall, with his Concerto for Flute and Orchestra receiving its premiere in France in 2013. The flute is an instrument he has returned to again and again in his work both on and off-screen: in 2018, his score for The Shape of Water – which won him an Oscar – premiered a new work he had written for flautist Emmanuel Pahud.

Alexandre Desplat is expected to be nominated for Best Score for The Midnight Sky at the 2021 Academy Awards.

The science-fiction post-apocalyptic story follows Augustine (played by George Clooney) in the Arctic, who races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and other astronauts from returning home to an epic catastrophe.

Which book is Netflix’s The Midnight Sky based on?

The Midnight Sky is based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel Good Morning, Midnight

You can buy Lily Brooks-Dalton’s Good Morning, Midnight from the following online shops:

Can you buy the soundtrack to The Midnight Sky on Netflix?

The original soundtrack to The Midnight Sky is available to buy and download from iTunes and Amazon.

Where can you stream the soundtrack to The Midnight Sky online?

The soundtrack to The Midnight Sky, written by Alexandre Desplat, is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

When will The Midnight Sky be available to watch on Netflix?

The Midnight Sky will be available to stream on Netflix from Wednesday 23 December worldwide. Subscriptions to Netflix start from £5.99 per month.

Will The Midnight Sky be screened in cinemas?

The Midnight Sky will be in cinemas in the UK from Friday 11 December, before moving onto Netflix later in the month.

Watch the trailer for The Midnight Sky

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You can watch The Midnight Sky on Netflix from 23 December. Sign up to Netflix now from £5.99 per month