Dany Boyle is to direct a six-part series, Pistol, drawn from the memoirs of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones
Created and written by Craig Pearce with co-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, the series is based on Steve Jones’ Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol (available here on Amazon). Reading the report on industry website The Knowledge, Nick Grad, president, original programming, FX Entertainment, is happy to be working with Boyle again (previously Boyle worked on Trust, a series about the kidnap of John Paul Getty III). Grad had this to say about the project:
Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.”
Danny Boyle had this to say:
“…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 & 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.”
The production team has assembled a fascinating cast, including: Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan.