A restricted collection concerning the notorious punk band the Sex Pistols has been ordered at FX, Selection has discovered.
The six-episode collection is predicated on Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.” Academy Award winner Danny Boyle will direct and government produce the collection, which hails from writers and fellow government producers Craig Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Pearce created the collection.
Titled “Pistol,” the present stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Prepare dinner, 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.
“Think about breaking into the world of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ along with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they characterize,” stated Boyle. “That is the second that British society and tradition modified eternally. It’s the detonation level for British avenue tradition…the place extraordinary younger folks had the stage and vented their fury and their vogue…and everybody needed to watch & hear…and everybody feared them or adopted them. The Sex Pistols. At its middle was a younger charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the occasions – Steve Jones, who turned in his personal phrases, the 94th biggest guitarist of all time. That is how he received there.”
Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Tracey Seaward, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman and wiip additionally function government producers. The collection is produced by FX Productions and is about to start manufacturing on March 7.
“Pistol” marks a return to FX for Boyle, who beforehand directed and government produced the 2018 restricted collection “Belief” for the community. That present handled the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973. Boyle is greatest identified for his movie work, having received the Oscar for greatest director for “Slumdog Millionaire.” He was later nominated for co-writing the screenplay for “127 Hours,” which was additionally nominated for greatest image.
It additionally marks a return to the music world for Boyle, whose most up-to-date movie was 2019’s “Yesterday,” a comedyin which a British musician wakes up after an accident in a world the place the Beatles by no means existed, and goes on to nice success performing their songs.
“It’s nice to be again in enterprise with Danny Boyle, an distinctive artist accountable for so many nice characteristic movies and TV collection,” stated Nick Grad, president of authentic programming at FX Leisure. “Steve Jones was at the middle of the storm that shook the rock institution and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the remainder of the artistic group inform his story as a member of certainly one of music’s most infamous bands – the Sex Pistols.”
Anchored by Jones’ memoir, “Pistol” strikes from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s infamous Kings Highway SEX store, to the worldwide controversy that got here with the discharge of “By no means Thoughts the Bollocks,” which is continuously listed as probably the most influential albums of all time. Their single “God Save the Queen” was banned by the BBC and reached No 1 on the UK’s NME chart, however appeared at Quantity 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, resulting in accusations that the music was purposely stored off the highest spot. For the one time in chart historical past, the observe was listed as a clean, to keep away from offence to the monarchy.
“The Sex Pistols modified music eternally and Danny Boyle is the right director to inform Steve Jones’ story fueled by uncooked creativity and destruction,” stated Lee, CEO of wiip. “We’re thrilled to be making this with our buddies at FX.