Sex Pistols TV series to be directed by Danny Boyle and based on guitarist Steve Jones' memoir

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      Danny Boyle, the director of such films as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, will direct and executive produce a six-episode series for FX about infamous British punk-rockers the Sex Pistols.

      I'd watch that.

      The show, simply titled Pistol, is based on the 2017 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol by guitarist Steve Jones.

      Boyle describes the series in a post from The Hollywood Reporter:

      "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," says Boyle. "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."

      Toby Wallace (Babyteeth) will play Jones in the series, with Anson Boon (Crawl) as singer John ("Johnny Rotten") Lydon, Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes) as bassist Sid Vicious, and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.

      Other cast members include Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) as original bassist Glen Matlock and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) as Vicious' girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

      Production is scheduled to begin in March, but no air dates have been announced as yet.

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