ICONOCLASTS is back! Highly anticipated sixth season premieres October 9

Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment are set to debut the highly anticipated sixth season of the critically acclaimed series ICONOCLASTS on Tuesday, October 9 at 8P. Each half-hour episode of the innovative six-part series, which will air on Sundance Channel, pairs two visionaries who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes.

The new season features a lineup of stars in the fields of entertainment, music, fashion and the arts, including Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow (ANCHORMAN, BRIDESMAIDS, Girls) and filmmaker, actress and comedian Lena Dunham (Girls, TINY FURNITURE); Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco (127 HOURS, Freaks and Geeks) and Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic (THE ARTIST IS PRESENT); Emmy Award-winning producer, screenwriter and comedian Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, TED) and multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Norah Jones; world-renowned model and philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns and fashion designer (2008 CFDA accessories designer of the year) and philanthropist Tory Burch; chef-turned-food-activist Jamie Oliver and his mentor, menswear designer Paul Smith.

“When watching ICONOCLASTS, our viewers get a unique glimpse into the lives of the world’s most inspirational people,” said Michelle D. Beauchamp, Grey Goose Brand Director. “These are the pioneers that reflect the leadership and passion for life that Grey Goose represents.”

“We are so pleased that ICONOCLASTS is returning for a sixth season,” said Sarah Barnett, EVP and General Manager of Sundance Channel. “It’s our longest-running series and it continues to feature fascinating combinations of people who are willing to share intimate conversation with our viewers.”

Set against unique and personal backdrops such as Lena Dunham’s new Brooklyn abode, Norah Jones’ own New York recording studio and behind the scenes at Tory Burch’s 2013 spring fashion show in New York, each episode of ICONOCLASTS provides an intimate look into the lives, work, past experiences and aspirations that have made each icon who they are today.

ICONOCLASTS: James Franco + Marina Abramovic
Tuesday, October 9 at 8P
Shot in Marina’s Soho loft, “Franco + Abramovic” takes a fascinating look at the relationship of art and celebrity. James undergoes the “Abramovic Technique,” learning about Marina’s artistic process as they talk about acting, fame and conceptual art. The episode culminates in Marina covering a naked James in gold leaf and making him into a deity/sculpture.

ICONOCLASTS: Judd Apatow + Lena Dunham
Tuesday, October 16 at 8P
ICONOCLASTS goes behind the scenes with “Apatow + Dunham,” as they discuss their collaborative process on the hit series Girls and their experiences in Hollywood as a seasoned vet (Apatow) and a relative newcomer (Dunham). The episode features a rare look at how television gets made, as well as a tour of Judd’s Los Angeles offices and Lena’s new Brooklyn apartment.

ICONOCLASTS: Seth MacFarlane + Norah Jones
Tuesday, October 23 at 8P
Having previously combined forces on Seth’s Grammy Award-winning album Music Is Better Than Word, Norah and Seth explore their latest collaboration in “MacFarlane + Jones.” At Norah’s New York recording studio, Family Guy creator Seth and award-winning musician Norah meet to record the soundtrack for Seth’s feature film TED and discuss the unexpected paths that brought them to success.

ICONOCLASTS: Christy Turlington Burns + Tory Burch
Tuesday, October 30 at 8P
“Turlington + Burch” will closely examine the careers of two fashion icons from different sides of the industry who are dedicated to empowering other women. Beginning behind the scenes at Tory’s spring 2013 New York fashion show, Tory and Christy share their personal passions: For Tory it’s mentoring female entrepreneurs, while Christy advocates and supports moms globally via Every Mother Counts.

ICONOCLASTS: Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith
Tuesday, November 6 at 8P
“Oliver + Smith” will offer an entertaining journey into the unique and creative relationship of two of Great Britain’s most prolific, quirky and globe-trotting men. Jamie, a chef-turned-food-activist, and his longtime mentor and inspiration Sir Paul, one of the world’s most successful menswear designers, will give a look into each other’s respective workplace and explore how they have turned their very personal sensibilities into global influences.

The sixth season of ICONOCLASTS is produced for Sundance Channel by Grey Goose Entertainment and @radical media. The series is Executive Produced by Robert Redford, Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Sidney Beaumont, Jon Doran and Michelle D. Beauchamp for Grey Goose Entertainment. Joe Berlinger returns as the director and Co-Executive Producer. Additional episodes this season are directed by Bruce Sinofsky, Michael Bonfiglio and Caroline Suh, who also serves as the Series Producer.

Photo credit: JC Dhien for Sundance Channel