Sex Pistols series debuts in May on Disney+
March 29, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Disney has announced that FX’s Pistol, the limited series about the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, will premiere on May 31st on the Disney+ streaming service in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. All six episodes will be available at launch.
Based on Jones’ 2017 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the series was created and written by Craig Pearce and will be executive produced by Boyle, Pearce, Tracey Seaward, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Steve Jones, Paul Lee, Hope Hartman and wiip. The series is produced by FX Productions.
Pistol tells the story of Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. His hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey will take audiences on a kaleidoscopic ride, telling tales from three of the most epic and chaotic years in the history of music. This is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government, and changed music and culture forever.
Pistol stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren.
In the US, Pistol will stream on Hulu also from May 31st.
Pistol will be coming to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories on a date TBC.