Danny Boyle’s GunFX’s limited series on the Sex Pistols, will premiere in full on May 31, exclusively on Hulu in the United States. Disney+ will host all six episodes in other territories.
Centered around Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Gun excerpt from the memoirs of the founding member of 2017 Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol telling the story of a rock & roll revolution that unfolded over a chaotic three-year period.
Toby Wallace stars in the limited series as Jones, rounding out the cast with Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, and Christian Lees as Glen Matlock. They all appear next The Queen’s BetThomas Brodie-Sangster as band manager Malcolm McLaren, game of thrones vet Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan, and Westworld‘s Talulah Riley as punk designer Vivienne Westwood. Iris Law will make her on-screen debut in the series as Soo Catwoman.
“This is the moment when British society and culture changed forever,” Boyle previously explained in a statement. “It’s the tipping point of British street culture…where ordinary young people had the stage and exhaled their fury and fashion…and everyone had to watch and listen…and everyone either feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols At its center was a young, handsome, illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became, in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. he got there.”
First announced last March, Gun received a strong reaction from Johnny Rotten, born John Lydon, who called the series “the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure” and threatened legal action against what he considered an unauthorized series in an interview with The Sunday Times.
In July, Lydon himself was sued. Based on a licensed licensing agreement established in 1998, Jones and Cook sued the former frontman after he refused to grant FX permission to use the band’s music in Gundespite the “basis of majority rules” set out in the agreement.
“John Lydon sold his rights to control the use of these songs in the 90s in exchange for money,” Jones and Cook said in a statement shared via Blabbermouth. “The majority rule agreement existed as a result – so no outside party could dictate how the band’s music was used. And to have a mechanism in place if a member unfairly blocked the decision-making process – what happened in this case.
According to the two members, Lydon was offered dates with Boyle and showrunner Craig Pearce but declined to be involved.