- 03 Mar 21
The Queen’s Gambit star Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Westworld‘s Talulah Riley have joined cast as Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.
The latest cast additions also include Christian Lees in the role of Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and actress Iris Law debuting on screen as punk icon Soo Catwoman. Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) has been cast as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling) will portray Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) stars as Nancy Spungen.
With the series now in production, Pistol will see Babyteeth's Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, and Lees’ Matlock. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is also signed on to play punk icon Jordan (Pamela Rooke).
The first image recreates the punk legends’ 1977 performance on Top of the Pops.
Pistol is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol. Craig Pearce serves as co-writer and executive producer on the six-episode series, with the Oscar-winning Boyle on board as executive producer and director.
“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,” Boyle previously said in a statement.
“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. At its centre was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac — a hero for the times — Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”
Pistol, written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, will begin filming on March 7.
No official premiere date has been confirmed yet.
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