EXCLUSIVE! Sherri Chung Debuts Masterful ‘Based On A True Story’ Peacock Original Series Score!

Based On A True Story soundtrack cover art

Lakeshore Records is set to release Based On A True Story—Original Series Soundtrack on July 14, with music composed by Sherri Chung (Riverdale). Chung masterfully weaves a vivid backdrop with strings and percussion to the dark comedy that accents the comedy and horror.   We’re pleased to premiere the debut track, “The Credits” below.  Says Chung: “Writing the score for ‘Based On A True Story’ was as thrilling a ride as the show itself.   The score, like the story, is a cross between hilarious and horrifying–striking that tonal balance musically was an awesome challenge.”

A prolific composer, Chung made history in 2022 when she was elected as the first female governor of the Television Academy’s music branch.

The Peacock original series stars Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina and is streaming now.

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A dark comedic thriller, “Based On A True Story” is about a realtor, a plumber, and a former tennis star whose lives collide in an unexpected way, exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder, and the slow-close toilet seat

Track List
01. The Great American Art Form
02. The Same Blue Booties
03. Rushing Home
04. The Drive To Murder
05. The Alibi
06. The Real Killer
07. Prison Or Podcast
08. Bad Dream
09. The Elevator
10. Stalking The Survivor
11. Ruby Knows
12. Canceled
13. Simon’s Power Move
14. The Best Blowjobs
15. Mommy And Big Man
16. I Really Miss Murdering
17. I Just Need A House
18. Bring The Body
19. Burying The Body
20. The Credits


Award-winning composer Sherri Chung has been recognized internationally as a trailblazing composer for film and television. Her music transcends genre, and fuses inspirations—both traditional and emerging—in support of filmmakers’ visions worldwide.
Sherri currently composes the score for the Max/Amblin animated series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and most recently, the Peacock original series Based On A True Story.   Soon to be released is the upcoming Netflix film, Happiness For Beginners and NBC’s Found, airing this Fall. Frequently recognized for her other television credits, including the CW network series’ Kung Fu, Batwoman and Riverdale, NBC’s Blindspot, and Ava DuVernay’s limited series The Red Line, she has also scored numerous feature films, documentaries, and commercials. Recent film credits include Warner Bros Studio’s Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and The Lost Husband, the latter which garnered her a Society of Composers and Lyricists nomination for Best Score for an Independent Studio Film.  She also composed the score for The Other Side of Home, which was shortlisted in the 2017 Oscars for Best Short Documentary. 

Not only a composer, Sherri is also a pianist, vocalist, performer and songwriter.  As a vocalist, she has recorded for films, commercials, trailer music, and television (ABC’s Resurrection, CW’s Arrow and NBC’s Blindspot).  Her voice can also be heard on the Netflix documentary series The Keepers (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Documentary), as well as the upcoming NBC series, Found.

An active member of the film music industry, Sherri also serves as Governor of the Music Branch of the Television Academy. 

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