An official trailer for Danny Boyle’s (Trainspotting) new television series, Pistol is here.
Written and created by Craig Pearce and directed by Danny Boyle, the six-episode limited series is based on Steve Jones’ memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol. Out on Disney+ on May 31st, the show is set to star Toby Wallace as Jones, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon, and Christian Lees as Glen Matlock.
The new trailer, which aired during the Grammyes, features clips of the Sex Pistols performing onstage. It’s a 30-second clip that depicts the moment that the band signed a deal with A&M outside of Buckingham Palace. “The monarchy has stolen our future,” Boon says as Lydon.
Watch the trailer for Pistol below.
“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,” Boyle explains of Pistol. “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…and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.”
Back in March of 2019, another biopic about the band was announced. Starlight Films announced that they were in the early stages of working on a biopic about the 70s punk icons. “We were impressed by the box office takings for Bohemian Rhapsody,” filmmaker Ayesha Plunkett explained to the Daily Star. “It only goes to show the public has an appetite for these films.”