Director Danny Boyle to front Sex Pistols TV series with Game of Thrones star

Danny Boyle is directing a new TV series about the Sex Pistols – starring Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams.

Pistol will be a six-episode limited series also starring Babyteeth actor Toby Wallace and based on guitarist Steve Jones’s memoir.

Boyle, whose previous films include Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire, will also serve as executive producer.

He said: “Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent.

“This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever. It is the detonation point for British street culture, where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury, and their fashion and everyone had to watch and listen, and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.

Their relationship is dramatised in the 1986 film Sid And Nancy, starring Gary Oldman.

Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Entertainment, said: “It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.

“Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.”

The show is set to begin production on March 7.

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