Release Date Revealed For Sex Pistols’ New Limited Series “Pistol”

“Pistol,” the six-episode limited series based on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol,” is officially set to debut on May 31. Fans in the U.S. will be able to watch the show on Hulu, while fans in the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore will able to watch it on Disney+.

The series was directed by Danny Boyle and written by Craig Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Jones, Boyle and Pearce also serve as executive producers on the series alongside Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman, and Wiip. Boyle commented:

“Imagine breaking into the world of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent. This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever. It is the detonation point for British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion…and everyone had to watch and listen…and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac — a hero for the times — Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”

Further information was also shared [via Blabbermouth]:

“Anchored by Jones’s memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, “Pistol” moves from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of “Never Mind The Bollocks”, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time. Their single “God Save The Queen” was banned by the BBC and reached No. 1 on the U.K.’s NME chart, but appeared at No. 2 on the official U.K. singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offence to the monarchy.

“Pistol” stars Toby Wallace (“Babyteeth”, “Acute Misfortune”) as Steve Jones, Anson Boon (“Crawl”, “1917”, “Blackbird”) as John Lydon, Louis Partridge (“Enola Holmes”, “Medici”) as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel (“The Serpent”, “NYPD Blue”) as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn (“Derry Girls”) as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Worry Darling”) as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton (“The Witcher”, “Traitors”) as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams (“Game Of Thrones”) as punk icon Jordan.”

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