'Pistol': Maisie Williams looks unrecognisable in first trailer for Sex Pistols drama

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Watch: First official trailer for Danny Boyle-directed drama, Pistol

Fans have been given the first look at Pistol, the Danny Boyle-directed drama about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams looks almost unrecognisable as late punk legend Jordan, with the actor seen showcasing a selection of eye-catching looks in the rebellious teaser clip.

Jordan, who died on 4 April - became an integral part of the punk scene during the 1970s, performing with the punk band and working with designer Vivienne Westwood.

Read more: Punk legend Jordan dies aged 66

The punk icon "died peacefully in the company of her loving family" after battling a short illness, her partner Nick confirmed in a statement.

In the trailer, Maisie is seen sporting two gravity-defying blond hairdos along with Jordan's signature extravagant makeup and typically vibrant clothing.

Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan in Pistol (FX/YouTube)
Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan in new drama, Pistol (FX/YouTube)
English model and actress Pamela Rooke, also known as Jordan, smoking a cigarette, UK, 28th February 1978.
 (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Pamela Rooke, also known as Jordan, smoking a cigarette, UK, 1978. (Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jordan — born Pamela Rooke — previously discussed what she told Williams about playing her: “What I said to her was, ‘You’re in a position of playing a role that is very strong, a strong woman, and a woman set apart, really.’"

She added: "I decided that I wanted to be me, like a walking work of art, if you like, and I was totally and utterly unshakable. So she had to bring that to the role.”

Elsewhere, the rebel-rousing teaser also features news footage from the era along with snippets of the series that highlight the band's status as antagonists of the British institution.

Watch: Set for Sex Pistols TV series spotted filming along the Southbank in London

Formed in 1975, the punk band scandalised the British music scene with hits such as God Save The Queen and Anarchy in the UK. They went on to split in 1978 after releasing one album.

The upcoming series will see Toby Wallace take on the role of Steve Jones, with Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Talulah Riley as Vivienne Westwood, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Malcolm McLaren.

Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan in Pistol (FX/YouTube)
Former Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams transforms into punk icon Jordan for new series, Pistol (FX/YouTube)

The six-parter, written and created by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby), is based on a 2016 memoir by Jones titled Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.

The official synopsis for the show reads: "Pistol” is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution. The furious, raging storm at the centre of this revolution are the Sex Pistols - and at the centre of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones.

The Pistol cast as iconic punk band, Sex Pistols (FX)
The Pistol cast as iconic punk band, Sex Pistols (FX)

"Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music.

English lead singer, songwriter, and musician John Joseph Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, drummer Paul Cook, bass guitarist Sid Vicious, born John Simon Ritchie, and guitarist Steve Jones, members of punk group the Sex Pistols. (Photo by John Mead/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Sex Pistol bandmates John Joseph Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), drummer Paul Cook, bass guitarist Sid Vicious (born John Simon Ritchie) and guitarist Steve Jones (John Mead/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

"Based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, this is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with 'no future,' who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever."

Pistol will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 31 May.

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