FX has ordered Pistol, a 6 episode limited series, about Steve Jones, the lead guitarist of legendary punk band the Sex Pistols. This news was confirmed by Nick Grad, the president of original programming for the channel. Production is due to start on 7 March 2021.
The series will be based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol and Academy Award winner Danny Danny Boyle will serve as executive producer and director for the series Jones will also serve as executive producer.
Boyle said: “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. 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 and listen. Everyone feared them or followed them”.
FX president Nick Grad added “It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series. Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands, the Sex Pistols”.