Iggy Pop has been unveiled as the executive producer of an upcoming docuseries exploring the iconic figures of punk.
The series, being created by EPIX, will look to explain the “quintessential story of punk” and will include a whole host of iconic names that define the genre. According to a press release, the Sex Pistols’ very own John Lydon will appear alongside the likes of former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass player Flea.
A synopsis reads: “Featuring original interviews with America’s punk pioneers and the U.K.’s most notorious bands, alongside a seamless blend of rare and unseen photos, gritty archival film and video, a crackling soundtrack of punk hits and misses, Punk explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts.”
Set to premiere on March 11th, the series is being produced alongside Iggy by fashion designer John Varvatos and will be directed by Jessie James Miller.
“Punk explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts,” EPIX said in a statement. “Featuring original interviews with America’s punk pioneers and the U.K.’s most notorious bands.”
Varvatos added in a statement: “Exploring and reliving the history of punk has been an absolute labour of love for me. Punk’s ability to transcend generations in its culture, music, and style is a story that needs to be told. So… Ho Let’s Go!!”