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Behind the scenes pictures show crews filming Danny Boyle's new Sex Pistols series in Dover

The Slumdog Millionaire director has brought his production to The Citadel on the Western Heights

Behind the scenes photos show new Danny Boyle series filming in Dover

New behind-the-scenes images from the set of Pistol show filming of Danny Boyle's new Sex Pistols series is in full swing.

Based on the 2018 memoir of Steve Jones, the series is expected to take the form of a biopic of Jones' early years, and how he ended up joining the world-famous punk rock outfit.

With cast members from smash hits Queen's Gambit and Game of Thrones, the prospect of an in-depth look back at the formation of one of the UK's most important cultural and musical icons of the last 50 years is tantalising.

It doesn't look like we'll have to wait too long to see the finished product either, as filming has begun across Kent in Folkestone, Deal and Dover this week.

Much of the newly snapped shots show scenes that appear to be reflecting Steve Jones' early life and tangles with the law.

For filming The Citadel, on the Western Heights in Dover, has been converted into a 1970s prison set, standing in for Ashford Remand Centre, a former young offenders unit at the site of HMP Bronzefield.

Jones has gone on record that the Sex Pistols likely saved him from a life of crime and continuing the near-inescapable cycle of reoffending, meaning these early backstage sneak-peaks may feature some of the upcoming show's most charged and pivotal moments.

With more sure to come as the filming process continues, it appears Kent will play host to a busy, exciting film set for the next few weeks – so keep your eyes peeled for film crews and stars of TV and Film dotted around the east coast.

Below you can see behind the scenes pictures from filming today.

  1. Steve Jones spent a year in the infamous Ashford Remand centre, now the location of HMP Bronzefield, with his prison experience recreated for Boyle's latest TV series.

    Steve Jones spent a year in the infamous Ashford Remand centre, now the location of HMP Bronzefield, with his prison experience recreated for Boyle's latest TV series.

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  2. The cast for the scenes looking back at Jones' time in the prison system as a young offender appears to be very large, with inmates donned in blue overalls.

    The cast for the scenes looking back at Jones' time in the prison system as a young offender appears to be very large, with inmates donned in blue overalls.

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  3. The prison scenes have been shot at Dover's Citadel, formerly used as a prison for young offenders.

    The prison scenes have been shot at Dover's Citadel, formerly used as a prison for young offenders.

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  4. Filming began this week across Kent, in the towns of Dover, Deal and Folkestone.

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  5. The Citadel, Dover, has been transformed into a 1970s prison for 'Pistol', having been recently used as a facility to house refugees.

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  6. Cast members include some familiar faces from Queen's Gambit and Game of Thrones, with Toby Wallace, Christian Lees, Anson Boon, Louis Partridge and Jacob Slater taking up roles as various members of the Sex Pistols.

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  7. A peek behind-the-scenes at the dressing room set up for the new FX series.

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  8. A prison yard has been recreated for the dramatization of Jones' time in a young offenders facility. In his early life, Jones held 14 different criminal convictions.

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  9. Film crews have been spotted all across Kent

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