Louis Partridge Set To Star As Sid Vicious In 'Sex Pistols'
"had to grab one." Louis Partridge's caption reads in response to a newspaper announcing the six-part Sex Pistols series.
12 January 2021 by Fachana Techamaneewat
On January 11, it was announced that Enola Holmes' Louis Partridge (Tewkesbury) is set to star in a six-part series "Sex Pistols".
For those who don't know, Sex Pistols is an English punk rock band that was formed in 1975. Despite only lasting for two and a half years, the band was "one of the most groundbreaking acts" in history.
At the time, their single "God Save the Queen" was banned by BBC due to its shade at the monarchy. Regardless, it reached #1 on the UK's NME chart.
Louis will star as Sid Vicious, alongside Games of Thrones' Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) as Jordan/Pamela Rooke and The Witcher's Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.
So, who exactly is Sid Vicious?
Sid Vicious, whose real name is Simon John Ritchie, was the bassist and vocalist for Sex Pistols. He was a replacement for Glen Matlock, the former bass guitarist.
Vicious allegedly suffered from substance abuse, and later developed hepatitis which led to him being hospitalized during the recording of the band's studio album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols".
During the rise of Sex Pistol's popularity, Vicious became romantically involved with Nancy Spungen (to be played by Emma Appleton). Spungen was later found dead from a stab wound during her stay at a hotel with Vicious.
Though Vicious is suspected as a murderer, he was released on bail, and later went on to assault Todd Smith at a nightclub before undergoing rehabilitation for drug use.
He died in 1979 after a heroin overdose.
How did Louis react after the six-part Sex Pistols was announced?
In an Instagram Story, Louis shows off the series' announcement printed on a newspaper with his picture on it.
In a caption, Louis writes that he "had to grab one".
Fun fact: The director of the new Sex Pistol's series is Danny Boyle, who has previously directed Slumdog Millionaire.
Production for the six-part series of Sex Pistols is set to start in March.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.