Pistol: First look at Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols series as Thomas Brodie-Sangster joins cast

Katie Rosseinsky
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Get ready to go back to the Seventies, as two first look images from Danny Boyle’s upcoming series Pistol have been unveiled.

The six-part drama from the Oscar-winning director is based on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’s memoir 

Thomas Brodie-Sangster has just joined the castGetty Images
Thomas Brodie-Sangster has just joined the castGetty Images

Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.

It promises to faithfully capture the iconic punk band’s unstoppable rise, from west London council estates to the notorious SEX shop on the Kings Road to the controversy around the release of chart-topping single God Save The Queen.

Babyteeth star Toby Wallace is set to play Jones, with Anson Boon as John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Enola Holmes star Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.

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As principal photography began on the series this week, further casting news has been confirmed, with The Queen’s Gambit and Love Actually star Thomas Brodie-Sangster set to play the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren alongside Talulah Riley as fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Iris Law is set to make her screen debut as punk scene mainstay Soo Catwoman, with Christian Lees joining as the band’s original bassist Glen Matlock.

Game of Thrones alumna Maisie Williams and Derry Girls star Dylan Llewellyn were also previously announced as part of the cast.

The series is slated to air on FX on Hulu in 2022, with a UK broadcaster yet to be confirmed, and is written by Boyle and Craig Pearce.

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