David Bowie Writes Theme Song for Diamond-Heist TV Series ‘The Last Panthers’


It’s been more than 20 years since David Bowie composed an original song for television — in 1993, he recorded the theme to the BBC’s Buddha of Suburbia, which hit No. 35 on the British charts. But Bowie is back on the tube in 2015, having written the theme song for a new Sky series called “The Last Panthers.”

Bowie wrote the song after meeting with the series’ director John Renck, who has credits on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Bloodline. The show follows the story of the Pink Panthers, a notorious gang of jewel thieves from the former Yugoslavia, famous for spectacular heists — they once stole more than $130 million in jewels from a hotel in Cannes, France, and burgled a mall by driving cars inside and smashing storefronts.

The six-part series was shot in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro in three different languages: English, French and Serbian. It will premiere at the International Market of Communications Programs (MIPCOM) trade show in Cannes next month, and stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt.