Composer Atli Orvarsson scores the new NBC series Chicago Fire, an edge-of-your-seat drama that portrays the dangerousyet incredibly rewardinglives of the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. Chicago Fire is executive produced by Emmy award-winner Dick Wolf (Law & Order), and the series' creators, Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, are the writing team behind 3:10 to Yuma. In addition to scoring Chicago Fire, Orvarsson recently scored Paramount Pictures/MGM's Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, an edgy, action-packed reinvention of the classic fairytale. Orvarsson also scored the dark drama/thriller A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell, and he is contributing music under Hans Zimmer to the Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of Steel. Chicago Fire airs weekly on Wednesdays at 10/9c.
Chicago Fire stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg, and Eamonn Walker. The characters' high-pressure jobs are emotionally and physically taxing, sometimes causing conflicts to develop within the firehouse. Even so, the team is a close-knit extended family, and when the calls come in, they pull together to go above and beyond in the line of duty.
Atli Orvarsson earned three platinum and two gold records as a member of the Icelandic band Salin hans Jons mins before studying film composing at Berklee College of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. After arriving in Los Angeles, Orvarsson began working alongside TV veteran Mike Post on projects such as NYPD Blue and three Law & Order programs. Orvarsson soon caught the attention of the highly renowned composer Hans Zimmer who, impressed, extended an invitation to Orvarsson to join Zimmer's team at Remote Control Studios. Orvarsson's credits include orchestrating and writing music for Hollywood blockbusters, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has contributed music to films including Angels & Demons and The Holiday, and has scored numerous films including The Eagle, Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., the Morgan Freeman caper Thick as Thieves, The Fourth Kind, and the Nicolas Cage medieval fantasy Season of the Witch.