LAST night, Disney+ hosted a global premiere of the highly anticipated new FX series PISTOL, which will be released ahead of the Platinum Jubilee.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle’s punk drama mirrors the Sex Pistols‘ promo release of the single God Save The Queen on a River Thames boat in 1977. The song went on to be banned on the radio. Pistol will be exclusively available on May 31 on Hulu in the U.S. and on Disney+ in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
It will also be coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. The premiere took place at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square, London and was attended by the show’s Director Danny Boyle and a key cast including Maisie Williams, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, Jacob Slater, Talulah Riley, Emma Appleton, Sydney Chandler, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan Llewellyn and Iris Law.
Along with the cast, the show’s creatives also joined Danny Boyle on the evening, including writer Craig Pearce, and other Executive Producers including Tracey Seaward, Gail Lyon, Anita Camarata and Sex Pistol band members Steve Jones and Paul Cook.
The Red Carpet was hosted by British DJ, Edith Bowman and many notable guests attended the event, including singer and ex-punk follower Chrissie Hynde, DJ Fat Tony, Niamh Algar, Sigue Sigue Sputnik founder Tony James and Tallia Storm.
The first two episodes of the series were screened at the event, ahead of the release of all six episodes on Disney+. The FX series will be a six-episode limited series about a rock ‘n roll revolution that took place in London in 1970s.
Based on the Sex Pistol’s founding member and guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, it tells the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with ‘no future; and how the band came together, shaking the ‘boring’ establishment to its core. It also threatened to bring down the Government and changed music and culture forever.