Va Variety we have learned that FX has given the green light to a new limited series centered on the iconic punk rock band, Sex Pistols. The six-part series will be directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (‘Yesterday’) and will be based on the memoir by band guitarist Steve Jones, ‘Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol’.
“Imagine breaking into the world of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ with your friends and screaming your songs and your fury at all that they represent,” said Boyle. “This was the moment when British society and culture changed forever. It was the detonation point of British street culture … where ordinary young men took the stage and vent their fury and fashion … and everyone had to watch and listen … and everyone either feared or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At their center was a charming young kleptman and uneducated, a hero of the time, Steve Jones, who became, in his own words, 94 Best Guitarist of All Time. That’s how he got there. “
Among other things, the series show the international controversy that led to the release of “Never Mind the Bollocks”, the band’s first and only studio album considered one of the most scandalous in the history of music. Its publication generated controversy from the beginning, beginning with the inclusion of the word “Bollocks” (testicles in informal British English) in the title. Listed as one of the most influential albums of all time, the album was banned by the BBC.
Simply titled ‘Pistol’The cast of the series will be led by Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Maisie Williams as the icon. punk Jordan, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.
Regarding executive production, it will be carried out by Danny Boyle, Steve Jones, Craig Pearce, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee and Hope Hartman. Created by Craig Pearce from a script co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, production is expected to begin on March 7, 2021.