Bowie fans will be delighted to hear that he has a new original song on the way that will feature in the opening credits for the forthcoming European crime thriller The Last Panthers.

This will be the first time the artist has contributed original music for film or television in twenty years, and came about following a meeting of minds between David Bowie and the director of the series Johan Renck, who met during the filming of the show.

Renck said; “I was looking for one of the icons of my youth to write the music for the title sequence, but was presented with a God. His first response was precise, engaged and curious. The piece of music he laid before us embodied every aspect of our characters and the series itself - dark, brooding, beautiful and sentimental (in the best possible incarnation of this word). All along, the man inspired and intrigued me and as the process passed, I was overwhelmed with his generosity. I still can't fathom what actually happened..."

While Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic said; "To have David Bowie, one of the greatest music legends of today, write music that features in The Last Panthers is hugely exciting. It’s an incredibly ambitious and multi-layered drama and we’re looking forward to offering it to our customers across Europe."

The Last Panthers will star Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner Samantha Morton alongside double Cesar award winner Tahar Rahim, Croatian star Goran Bogdan and two time Academy Award Nominee, three-time BAFTA winner and Golden Globe winner John Hurt.

The six-part series is set to open 'with a daring diamond heist before delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and 'banksters' now rule.'

The Last Panthers is set to air on Sky Atlantic this autumn.