Pistol First-Look: Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols miniseries begins production
FX has announced that production on Danny Boyle’s upcoming limited series about the legendary punk rock band Sex Pistols has officially begun. The announcement also came with the release of the first official still for Pistol, featuring our first look at Toby Wallace, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, and Jacob Slater as the portray the roles of Steve Jones, John Lyndon, Sid Vicious, and Paul Cook. The six-episode limited series is expected to make its debut sometime in 2022, exclusively on FX on Hulu. Check out the full photo below!
In addition, Variety brings word that The Queen’s Gambit actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Westworld alum Talulah Riley have been tapped to join the cast along with Christian Lees and Iris Law. Brodie-Sangster will be playing the role of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren with Riley set for the role of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. While Lees and Law have been cast to portray the roles of Glen Matlock and Soo Catwoman.
Anchored by Jones’ memoir, the series 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 was banned by the BBC and frequently is listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.
Pistol will be led by Toby Wallace (The Society) as Steve Jones, Anson Boon (1917) as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes) as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, and Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale. It will also feature Emmy nominee Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as punk icon Jordan, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.
Pistol is executive produced by Danny Boyle and created by Craig Pearce from a screenplay co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is also executive produced by Jones, Pearce, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman, and wiip.