Pistol trailer: Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols series brings chaos and anarchy to the UK

by Natalie Kiser

Put the kettle on and get ready to piss your parents and political figures off something fierce because Danny Boyle‘s Pistol trailer is here to fire from the hip!

Today, Disney+ unveiled the trailer and key art for the highly-anticipated limited series Pistol, coming to Disney+ on Tuesday, May 31, in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The premiere will feature all six episodes. Pistol will be coming soon to Disney+ in all other territories.

Based on Steve Jones’ 2017 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, Pistol was created and written by Craig Pearce and will be executive produced by Boyle, Pearce, Tracey Seaward, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata, Steve Jones, Paul Lee, and Hope Hartman. FX Productions produce the series.

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The Pistol trailer is as decadent, debaucherous, and deranged as expected. Back in the day, the Sex Pistols were the band parents were warned about and were considered harbingers of a revolution by the government. The band’s message was chaos and unrest, as they sought to destroy expectations and eardrums at every turn.

Pistol is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution. The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution is the Sex Pistols – and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’s hilarious, emotional, and heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic, and mucus-spattered years in music history. Based on Jones’ memoir, 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.

Danny Boyle’s Pistol series stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, 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.

You can check out the key art for Pistol below:

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