Rolling Stone reports that The Stooges icon Iggy Pop will executive produce the new four-part docuseries Punk with help from fashion designer John Varvatos. The series will be EPIX’s “quintessential story of punk.” Foo Fighters and Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, Sex Pistols’ John Lydon, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Marky Ramone, MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra, and The Decline of Western Civilization director Penelope Spheeris will also contribute to Punk.
EPIX said of the docuseries, which premieres March 11, 2019 on their premium network, “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.”
Varvatos added in a statement, “Exploring and reliving the history of punk has been an absolute labor 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… Hey Ho Let’s Go!!”
Dave Grohl is no stranger to rock docs, having directed Sound City in 2013.