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Pistols TV Drama Trailer Debuts

The first trailer for the Danny Boyle Sex Pistols series ‘Pistols’ is here.

The six-part Sex Pistols TV series, Pistol, has released its first official trailer. The series is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ autobiography, Lonely Boy, and stars Anson Boon as John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten.

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle is responsible for the project, which charts the Pistols’ formation and rise to national infamy in the late 1970s. “I don’t want musicians – I want saboteurs, assassins,” McLaren can be heard saying in the trailer.

https://youtu.be/8Ol1B3w7NtU

Toby Wallace plays Jones, while Jacob Slater plays drummer Paul Cook and Christian Lees plays the Pistols’ original bass player, Glen Matlock. Pistol also features Louis Partridge as Matlock’s replacement, Sid Vicious, Emma Appleton as Vicious’ girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, as well as Maisie Williams, Dylan Llewellyn, Zachary Goldman and more.

The series is produced by FX and distributed by Hulu, It’s set to land on Hulu on 31st May.

Lydon is not keen on the project. Last year he tried to prevent Sex Pistols songs from being used in the show. The band took him to court and licensing rights were granted.

Director Danny Boyle has described the band’s emergence in the mid-Seventies as the moment that British society and culture changed forever Credit- CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA
Director Danny Boyle has described the band’s emergence in the mid-Seventies as the moment that British society and culture changed forever Credit- CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA

In addition to Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting, Boyle directed the films Slumdog Millionaire, Yesterday, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours, The Beach, 28 Days Later and three episodes of the 2018 drama series, Trust


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