Iconoclasts Season 5 premieres day-and-date with the U.S. on Saturday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ETNew season features new pairings: Charlize Theron and Jane Goodall,  Cate Blanchett and Tim Flannery, Hugh Jackman and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, among others

(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s Sundance Channel (Canada) and GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® offers audiences the exclusive Canadian premiere of season 5 of Iconoclasts, the critically acclaimed series that brings together iconic names in film, food, science and culture, offering intimate and unpredictable portraits of creative visionaries whose passion for what they do has transformed our culture. Airing day-and-date with the U.S., the first episode of the new season premieres Saturday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET and will feature Charlize Theron and Jane Goodall.

In each hour-long episode of the six-part series, Iconoclasts pairs two creative visionaries from different fields who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes. The episodes will include: Academy Award®-winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster, North Country, The Cider House Rules) and award-winning primatologist Jane Goodall; Grammy Award®-winning musician Lenny Kravitz and Academy Award®-nominated film director and producer Lee Daniels (Precious, Monster’s Ball); Tony Award®-winning actor Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Australia, The Boy from Oz) and world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Aviator, I’m Not There) and prominent professor and climate-change scientist Tim Flannery; two-time MVP NBA player Steve Nash and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Parenthood); and illusionist David Blaine and artist Chuck Close.

In a fresh and original approach to the traditional interview program format, Iconoclasts captures the essence of these headline-makers through the eyes of the creative innovators who respect and admire them the most. During the segments, the pairs visit each other’s worlds and share their inspirations and motivations that have made them who they are today.

Former pairings include: Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Russell, Tom Ford and Jeff Koons, Mario Batali and Michael Stipe, Brian Grazer and Sumner Redstone, Renee Zellweger and Christiane Amanpour, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, Eddie Vedder and Laird Hamilton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alice Waters, Quentin Tarantino and Fiona Apple, Isabella Rossellini and Dean Kamen, Paul Simon and Lorne Michaels, Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou, Sean Penn and Jon Krakauer, Alicia Keys and Ruby Dee, Mike Myers and Deepak Chopra, Howard Schultz and Norman Lear, Wynton Marsalis and John Besh, Madeleine Albright and Ashley Judd, Desmond Tutu and Richard Branson, Stella McCartney and Edward Ruscha, Tony Hawk and Jon Favreau, Bill Maher and Clive Davis, Venus Williams and Wyclef Jean and Cameron Diaz and Cameron Sinclair.

The fifth season of Iconoclasts is co-produced by @radical media and GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT and directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (the filmmakers behind Brother’s Keeper and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster).

Iconoclasts is executive produced by Robert Redford; Jon Kamen, Frank Scherma, Justin Wilkes and Sidney Beaumont of @radical.media; Emil Jattne of GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT and Sarah Barnett and Michael Klein of Sundance Channel; and co-executive produced by Joe Berlinger.  The series producer is Caroline Suh.

Sundance Channel is available in Canada based on a license agreement with Rainbow Media.

About Sundance Channel (Canada)
Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different.  Sundance Channel’s diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs represent the best in smart, emerging culture and provides a new way to see and talk about the world. Sundance Channel. For a change. Visit the Sundance Channel website at www.sundancechannel.ca.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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