Oscar winner Danny Boyle is running a new TV show about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, as announced by FX. The limited series with six episodes, which Boyle will also produce as executive producer, is based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Production starts on March 7th.
“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your friends and screaming your songs and your anger whatever they represent,” Danny Boyle said in a press release. “This is the moment when British society and culture changed forever. It’s the detonation point for British street culture … where ordinary young people took the stage and set off their anger and fashions … and everyone had to watch and listen … and everyone feared or followed them. The sex pistols. At the center was a young, charming illiterate, a hero of the time – Steve Jones, who in his own words became the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. That’s how he got there. “
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