FX’s limited series “Pistol” which is based on the memoir from Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, will begin streaming all six episodes on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on May 31, 2022.
“Pistol” is based on Jones’ 2017 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. The official logline is as follows: The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution are the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music. Based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, 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.
The show stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, 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.
The series was created and written by Craig Pearce and will be executive produced by Boyle, Pearce, Tracey Seaward, Steve Jones, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Paul Lee and Hope Hartman. It’s from FX Prods.
“Pistol” will also be coming to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories however a release date for those regions has not been announced yet.