Each of them will be portrayed in the upcoming season of Urban Myths on Sky Arts.
Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie will be portrayed in the new season of Urban Myths on the Sky Arts channel.
A statement on the show says, “Each of the eight episodes takes an inventive look at remarkable events, which are re-imagined with tongue firmly in cheek by some of Britain’s most talented writers and directors.”
The Dali and The Cooper
“Facilitated in suitably surreal fashion by Alice Cooper’s manager Shep Gordon and Salvador Dali‘s wife Gala, this is the incredible ‘true story’ of a fascinating and weird few days in 1970s New York between the artist and his new found muse; one which led to the creation an extraordinary work of art involving a chocolate éclair and a brain.” Noel Fielding plays Cooper, and David Suchet is Dali.
David Bowie and Marc Bolan
“It’s the swinging ’60s and teenagers David Bowie (played by Luke Treadaway) and Marc Bolan (Jack Whitehall) are yet to hit the big time. In fact, such is their lack of success they are costing their manager Les Conn money. So in lieu of payment, the two spend an afternoon painting Conn’s Soho office.”
The Sex Pistols vs. Bill Grundy
“The re-imagined story behind The Sex Pistols‘ infamous appearance on Bill Grundy‘s show in 1976, a year before their legendary debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols was released. The foul-mouthed encounter catapulted The Sex Pistols into the public eye and signaled the arrival of mainstream punk, while simultaneously destroying Grundy’s career — and all because of a last-minute cancellation by Freddie Mercury.” Kayvan Novak plays Freddie Mercury and Frankie Fox is Johnny Rotten.
The eight episodes will be available on demand via the Sky and NOW TV platforms starting April 12th.Alice Cooper, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie will be portrayed in the upcoming season of Urban Myths on Sky Arts.