A Sex Pistols miniseries is coming to Hulu

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If you’ve been waiting for a punk rock miniseries to finally hit the small screen, director Danny Boyle’s latest project should definitely be on your (must have) list. Pistol, his upcoming miniseries about legendary punk band Sex Pistols, will be available to stream from May 31.

The series was created and written by Craig Pearce, who co-wrote the scripts for the films Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. Boyle, who is known for films such as Trainspotting and the multiple Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, is back behind the camera to chronicle this (fictional) adaptation of the rise of the Sex Pistols.

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The six-episode series is based on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ 2017 memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol. It will follow the rock ‘n’ roll revolution of the 1970s – at the center of which rage and fury were, of course, the Sex Pistols. Although the band lasted less than two and a half years and produced only one album, their impact launched the punk movement in the UK. The Sex Pistols also inspired later punk and alternative rock musicians and significantly influenced the punk aesthetic with their fashion and provocative hairstyles.

The band’s singular album, “Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” from 1977, is one of the most important albums ever recorded: Rolling Stone ranked it No. 80 on their “The Greatest Albums of All Time” listing. After debuting at No. 1 in the UK charts, it has been certified platinum and reissued several times, most recently in 2017. It also has the distinction of being the most censored album in UK history.

Pistol will feature Tobey Wallace (“Babyteeth”) as guitarist Steve Jones; Anson Boon (“1917”) as singer John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten; Christian Lees (“The Phantom of the Opera”) as founding bassist Glen Matlock; Louis Partridge (“Enola Holmes”) as punk icon and bassist Sid Vicious; and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.


US viewers will be able to watch the full limited series on Hulu when it begins airing on May 31. No subscription, but you don’t want to miss it? You can sign up for a 30-day free trial at Hulu.com.

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