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Epix greenlights Iggy Pop-produced punk docuseries

Premium U.S. cable network Epix has picked up the four-part docuseries Punk, currently in production. The series explores the history and legacy of the punk movement, featuring interviews with American and ...
December 11, 2018

Premium U.S. cable network Epix has picked up the four-part docuseries Punk, currently in production.

The series explores the history and legacy of the punk movement, featuring interviews with American and British punk pioneers and legends, alongside rare and unseen photos and archival film and video to provide a glimpse into the music, fashion, art and DIY attitude of the subculture.

Featured interviews include Iggy Pop (pictured), Johnny Rotten, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Marky Ramone, Please Kill Me co-author and co-founder of Punk magazine Legs McNeil, Duff McKagan, Flea, Wayne Kramer, Jello Biafra and Dave Grohl.

Punk is produced by Derik Murray with his Network Entertainment for Epix, and directed by Jesse James Miller. John Varvatos and Iggy Pop serve as executive producers.

“Exploring and reliving the history of punk has been an absolute labor of love for me,” said Varvatos, in a statement. “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!!”

“Epix is thrilled to partner with John Varvatos, Iggy Pop, Derik Murray and the entire team on Punk,” added Michael Wright, president of Epix. “Their rare insights, passion and unmatched talent have made this project an unforgettable journey, and we can’t wait to see this story unfold in the way that only this team can tell it.”

Punk will premiere on March 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Epix.

(Photo from Iggy Pop’s official Facebook page)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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