By Oisin Sweeney • 13 January 2021 • 10:06
The Sex Pistols shot from the London punk scene to become one of Britain's most iconic and controversial bands - Image Source: Wikimedia
PUNK PIONEERS The Sex Pistols are to have their band’s story dramatised in a TV series directed by cult British filmmaker Danny Boyle.
American studio FX made the exciting announcement on Monday that Britain’s most famous punk band, the Sex Pistols, will have their dramatic story captured in a six-part TV drama directed by acclaimed filmmaker Danny Boyle.
The Sex Pistols rose from the London punk scene of the 1970s to take the world by storm, with their anarchic blend of wit and rebellion inspiring generations of counterculture and rock music. The story of their meteoric rise and tragic fall will be captured on screens by Danny Boyle whose credits include 90s cult classic Trainspotting and Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.
According to FX, “Pistol,” which is based on band member Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir, will move from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the enormous controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the Bollocks – considered one the greatest punk albums in the genre’s history.
The show was created by Craig Pearce and co-written by longtime Boyle collaborator Frank Cottrell Boyle. It will stat Toby Wallace as Steve Jone, Anson Boon as John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon, and Louis Partridge as the famously ill-fated Sid Vicious.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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