“THE ALBUM WILL LAST. THE SLEEVE MAY NOT”

A new series about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones created by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has been announced.

Pistol will consist of six episodes and will be based on Jones’s 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.

The series will move throughout Jones’ life, from the Shepherd’s Bush council estates where he grew up, to the global controversy that came with the release of Never Mind The Bollocks and the release of tracks such as God Save The Queen.

The track was banned by the BBC and (possibly as a result of the ban) reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart. It’s been suggested the song was deliberately kept off the top spot, and for the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid causing offence to the Royal Family.

Pistol’s cast includes Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, and Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious.

Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams will appear as punk icon Jordan, with Fabien Frankel and Dylan Llewellyn also among the cast.

Pistol, which has been created by Craig Pearce (The Great Gatsby) and written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell-Boyce (24 Hour Party People), will begin filming on March 7th, though no official premiere date has been confirmed yet.