- 1 Season
Pistol is a highly anticipated television series set to premiere on Hulu in 2022. Based on the memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol by Steve Jones, the show is an intimate and detailed account of the formation and rise of legendary punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. The show stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, the lead guitarist of the Sex Pistols, with Anson Boon portraying bassist Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as drummer Paul Cook, and Christian Lees as singer Johnny Rotten. Emma Appleton takes on the role of Nancy Spungen, Sid Vicious's girlfriend, and Talulah Riley plays the role of the band's manager, Malcolm McLaren. The storyline follows the formation of the band in 1975, the rise of their popularity and success in the punk rock scene, their controversial performances, and the eventual disbandment of the group in 1978. The show promises to take a deep dive into the lives of the band members and the critical moments that defined their career. The series juxtaposes the band's story with footage of archive interviews, live shows, and reenactments, giving the viewers an authentic and immersive experience into the punk movement. The show is directed by Danny Boyle, a BAFTA and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who is known for his work on films such as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and 127 Hours. Pistol is a coming-of-age story, gritty and raw, about a group of young musicians who came together to create something that would change the music industry forever. The show highlights the energy and angst of punk rock and its significance as a cultural movement. The music in the show is just as integral to the story as the characters themselves, with iconic tracks from the Sex Pistols, including "Anarchy in the UK," "God Save the Queen," and "Pretty Vacant," featured throughout the series. The show also hints at some never-before-released tracks from the band, adding to the already massive anticipation among fans. The cast of Pistol is comprised of some of the most talented and up-and-coming actors in the industry. Maisie Williams, who is known for her role in Game of Thrones, plays the role of model and actress Jordan, and Iris Law as Soo Catwoman, an early punk icon. Thomas Brodie-Sangster portrays the role of legendary punk-rock journalist and author Jon Savage, and Kai Alexander is John Lydon's brother, Jimmy. The show promises to be a thrilling and entertaining ride, capturing the essence of not only the punk movement but also the cultural and social climate of the 1970s. With a talented cast and crew, authentic storytelling, and iconic music, Pistol is set to be one of the most talked-about shows of 2022.