Danny Boyle to Direct New TV Show About Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones

Academy Award winner Danny Boyle is directing a new TV show about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, FX has announced. The six-episode limited series, which Boyle will also executive produce, is based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Production begins on March 7.

“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,” Danny Boyle said in a press release. “This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever. It is the detonation point for British street culture… where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion… and everyone had to watch & listen… and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac—a hero for the times—Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”

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