Pistol is based on the 2017 memoirs of Sex Pistol guitarist Steve Jones, 'Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol', and is directed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. It follows the 3 year journey of the band as they rose to fame as the centre of the punk rock movement in 1970s London becoming one of the most contraversial bands in British history. It also portrays their connection with world-famous fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood as well as other iconic figures including Pamela Rooke AKA Jordan and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.
Lorne MacFadyen plays film maker Julien Temple, who is known for his 1970s film which documented the band's rise to fame and the rock and roll revolution that ensued.
Early reviews of the show are positive wih the FT calling the casts' performances "pitch perfect" and the Radio Times describing it as "a stylish, informative and highly entertaining series that packs a punch and is remarkably binge-able', going on to say that it is "the closest the director has ever gotten to revisiting his Trainspotting aesthetic and tone,"
The entire 6-part series is available on Disney+ from 8am today, Tuesday 31st May. Watch the trailer.
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.