FX has ordered Pistol, a six-episode restricted collection in regards to the legendary Intercourse Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, with Academy Award winner Danny Boyle on board.
Based mostly on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Intercourse Pistol, the collection strikes from West London’s council estates to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s infamous Kings Highway SEX store to the worldwide controversy that got here with the discharge of By no means Thoughts the Bollocks. Boyle will function government producer and director. The collection was created by Craig Pearce and written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Jones can be among the many EPs.
The collection is produced by FX Productions and is about to start manufacturing on March 7.
“It’s nice to be again in enterprise with Danny Boyle, an distinctive artist chargeable for so many nice function movies and TV collection,” mentioned Nick Grad, president of authentic programming at FX Leisure. “Steve Jones was on the middle of the storm that shook the rock institution and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the remainder of the inventive staff inform his story as a member of considered one of music’s most infamous bands— the Intercourse Pistols.”
“Think about breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey along with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury in any respect they signify,” mentioned Boyle. “That is the second that British society and tradition modified endlessly. It’s the detonation level for British avenue tradition…the place odd younger individuals had the stage and vented their fury and their style…and everybody needed to watch & pay attention…and everybody feared them or adopted them. The Intercourse Pistols. At its middle was a younger charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the occasions – Steve Jones, who turned in his personal phrases, the 94th best guitarist of all time. That is how he bought there.”
“The Intercourse Pistols modified music endlessly and Danny Boyle is the proper director to inform Steve Jones’ story fueled by uncooked creativity and destruction,” mentioned Paul Lee, CEO of wiip. “We’re thrilled to be making this with our buddies at FX.”