Pistol, the new six-part biographical drama mini-series on Hulu, will tell the story of the Sex Pistol’s rise to fame during the 1970s. The FX miniseries is primarily told through the lens of the band’s guitarist Steve Jones, played by Toby Wallace, as much of the series is based on his memoir “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol“.
Written and created by Craig Pearce (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) and directed by Daniel Boyle (Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Yesterday), will follow the stories of band members Johnny Rotten played by Anson Boon, Sid Vicious played by Louis Partridge, Glen Matlock played by Christian Lees, and Paul Cook played by Jacob Slater.
Other cast members include Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams as Pamela Rooke, Westworld’s Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Iris Law as Soo Catwoman, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and The Queen’s Gambit’s Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren, the band’s manager.
Check out the trailer for “Pistol” now!
The series focuses on the youth revolution and the rise of punk, which The Sex Pistols both embodied and represented. Make sure to check out the limited series streaming on Hulu TODAY, May 31st.