It’s the 1970s and the Sex Pistols are tearing up Britain in this six-part FX miniseries. Adapted by award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle from Steve Jones’ riveting 2016 autobiography, it’s a bracing account of the rise of punk-rock and its anti-establishment attitude – just in time for the company’s platinum jubilee. queen ! Below we explain how you can watch Pistol online from anywhere.
Trainspotting director Boyle promises the same crackling energy of that film as he traces the Pistols’ rise to prominence: obscene swearing on TV, inciting moral panic and going on the offensive against sterile conformity . And although the band only produced one studio album, the punk provocateurs secured their place in music history with songs like ‘God Save the Queen’ and ‘Anarchy in the UK’.
Anson Boon (Blackbird) is Johnny Rotten, the sneering frontman of the band determined to “wake up this country.” Toby Wallace (Babyteeth) stars as founding member Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook is played by Jacob Slater and Louis Partridge is Sid, a punk icon and the nihilistic center of the band.
Meanwhile, other ’70s legends to feature include fashion pioneer Vivienne Westwood, Siouxsie Sioux and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) as Nancy, Sid’s hapless girlfriend.
Ready for some terribly excellent anarchy? Then read our guide below now, which explains how to watch Pistol online and stream all six episodes from anywhere.
Pistol release date and episode times
You can watch Pistol online on Disney Plus and Hulu globally starting Tuesday, May 31. All six episodes drop at once and at the same time, so you can binge. It’s 3:01 a.m. ET / 12:01 a.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. BST.
Full gun release dates and episode guide:
- Track 1: The Invisibility Cloak – May 31, 2022
- Track 2: Rotten – May 31, 2022
- Track 3: Body – May 31, 2022
- Track 4: Jolie Vaaaycunt – May 31, 2022
- Track 5: Nancy & Sid – May 31, 2022
- Track 6: Who killed Bambi? – May 31, 2022