Pistol charts the rise of the Sex Pistols and is based on the 2017 memoirs of Sex Pistols founding member and guitarist Steve Jones, 'Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol'. Scottish actor Lorne MacFadyen will play film maker Julien Temple known for his 1970s film which documented the band's rise to fame and the 1970s rock and roll revolution that ensued.
Academy Award winner Danny Boyle directs the 6-part series which will be available to stream on Disney+ from the end of this month, Tuesday 31st May. The show will also be released on the same date in the US on Hulu.
Disney Plus have billed the show as a "hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey" which "guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music. This is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever".
Lorne MacFadyen is best known for his starring roles in hit BBC drama Vigil and ITV's Tina and Bobby. He is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.