In March 2019, the development of a film was reported about the legendary British punk rock band that revolutionized the music scene in the 70s; a film that (it is worth saying) finally never came to fruition. However, not two years passed for a new project inspired by Sex pistols was announced, in miniseries format and featuring the award-winning Danny boyle in the management chair.
According to THR, the FX television network has given the green light to a miniseries project inspired by the book Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol, which brings together the memories of the famous guitarist of the group Steve Jones. As director and executive producer is Danny Boyle, who more than a decade ago swept the Oscars for his drama Slumdog Millionaire and in 2019 released Yesterday, a comedy enlivened by songs from another iconic English band (The Beatles).
“It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series,” he said. Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX, in a statement. “Steve Jones was at the center of the storm that shook the foundations of rock and we are delighted that Danny and the rest of the creative team are telling their story as a member of one of the most notorious bands in music – the Sex Pistols.”
Composed of six episodes, this miniseries will be titled Pistol and it will focus on Jones – co-founder of Six Pistols in 1975 – as well as delving into “the meteoric rise and fall of the band.” The television project presumes as creator Craig pearce (screenwriter for Moulin Rouge! and the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic), who co-writes the show along with Frank Cottrell Boyce (Goodbye Christopher Robin).
Imagine bursting into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your peers and yelling their songs and their fury at all they stand for. This is the moment when British society and culture changed forever, “said Danny Boyle of the impact of the Sex Pistols. “It is the detonation point of British street culture, where ordinary young people took to the stage and unleashed their fury and fashion, and everyone had to watch and listen, and everyone feared or followed them.”
The cast of Pistol is composed, among others, by Toby Wallace (The Society) as Steve Jones, Anson boon (1917) as vocalist Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes) as bassist Sid Vicious and newcomer Jacob slater like drummer Paul Cook. The names of Emma apleton (The Witcher) as Nancy Spungen and de Maisie williams (Game of Thrones) as punk icon Pamela Rooke, aka Jordan.
Production on the miniseries is scheduled to begin in early March. There is no tentative release date yet.
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