Jarvis Cocker to Soundtrack TV Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Likely Stories'

Jarvis Cocker to Soundtrack TV Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Likely Stories'
Graphic novelist and short story spinner Neil Gaiman's collection Likely Stories is being turned into a television series by Sky Arts, and as Loaded reports, Pulp frontman and radio personality Jarvis Cocker will be handling the show's soundtrack.

Gaiman's tales take place in London and will be brought to life on screen by a cast that includes Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, Kenneth Cranham and Paul Ritter. Gaiman is expected to make a brief cameo in each of the four scheduled episodes, which will be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard of 20,000 Days on Earth fame.

"Short stories traditionally do not get a lot of love from television," Gaiman said in a statement. "I'm really excited to see what the team are going to do and make with Likely Stories. They've given it real thought and it feels like it's going to be something very, very special."

The music will mark some of Cocker's first since delivering a free holiday album back in 2010. His last solo studio album was 2009's Further Complications, though he did pay homage to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks with a spoken word piece.

Likely Stories has yet to be given an official premiere date.