Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is getting his own six-part TV series based on his 2018 memoir Lonely Boy. The series will be directed by Danny Boyle, who has directed such classics as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, and 28 Days Later, and was adapted for TV by writers Craig Pearce (The Great Gatsby) and Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People).
“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downtown Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,” said Boyle. “This is the moment that British society and culture changed for ever. 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 and listen…..and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.
“At its centre 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.”
Lonely Boy originally came out in 2016.