How to watch Pistol, Danny Boyle’s six-episode Sex Pistols drama

After its first revelation on January 21, the drama Sex Pistols directed by Danny Boyle Gun is about to premiere on Hulu (opens in a new tab)/Disney+ (opens in a new tab) May 31.

The six-part series is based on the acclaimed 2018 memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. lonely boy and charts the rise and fall of punk icons. Gun stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as vocalist John Lydon, Louis Partridge as bassist Sid Vicious, and Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.

Gun also features Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Jordan Mooney. It was adapted for the small screen by writer Craig Pearce and executive producers including Jones, Tracey Seaward, Anita Camarata and Gail Lyon.

How to watch Pistol

Gun will air in the US on Hulu (opens in a new tab) and on Disney+ (opens in a new tab) in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on May 31. Details for other territories will be announced at a later date.

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Gun had its world premiere on the red carpet at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square in London on Monday May 23, attended by the stars of the series, including Anson Boon, who spoke with Entertainment on demand about performing live for the series.

He said: “Danny’s goal when we started was always to make it feel like when you were watching the show as if you were watching a live performance – because the Sex Pistols were perfectly flawed, that was part of their genius. You get those bumps and bumps when you watch it, and that’s what Danny has always been aiming for.

“For me, that’s the most special part of the show – everything you see in concert, we played it live. There’s no pre-recording, no post-editing – it’s we are the ones who sing, we are the ones who play the instruments.”

Explaining his approach to filming, Boyle previously told the New York Times: “I tried to make the series in a chaotic way and faithful to the manifesto of the Pistols. This meant taking an experimental approach to filming.

“We were just shooting entire scenes, entire performances, not knowing if we had captured the ‘right’ shot or not. That’s all you’ve been taught not to do.

In 2021, John Lydon caused a still when he called Gun “disrespectful shit”.