Twenty five years after the BAFTA-winning film first arrived in cinemas, Disney+ and FX have announced The Full Monty, a new limited series based on it.
Co-commissioned by Disney+ and by FX for Hulu in the US, The Full Monty will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors. The series will explore the brighter, sillier, and more humane way forward — where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.
The new eight-episode series will see the original film‘s lead cast reprising their fan-favorite roles of working-class heroes in the North of England, including Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Once Upon A Time) as Gaz, Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, A Knight’s Tale) as Dave, Lesley Sharp (Before We Die, Scott and Bailey) as Jean, Hugo Speer (Britannia, Shadow and Bone) as Guy, Paul Barber (The Dumping Ground, Gloves Off) as Horse, Steve Huison (The Royle Family, The Navigators) as Lomper, Wim Snape (The Beaker Girls, Gentleman Jack) as Nathan, and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, Michael Clayton) as Gerald. The series will also introduce a whole new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters.
Also reuniting for the series are the original film’s Academy Award®- winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and producer Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Special).
Said Simon Beaufoy, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer:
“We’re chuffed to bits to get all the Monty Men back together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and assorted hangers-on – to see what life in Sheffield is like twenty-five years on.”
Added Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content EMEA, Disney:
“Twenty-five years ago Simon introduced us to a group of funny, fearless and resilient unemployed working-class men from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them. We’re delighted to reunite the original cast for this brand-new series on Disney+ to catch up with these iconic characters and what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage in all their glory, and we can’t wait to introduce a host of exciting new faces and characters.”
Filming on The Full Monty series has started in Sheffield and Manchester.
Developed by Searchlight Television and FX, the series is created, written and executive produced by Simon Beaufoy, executive produced by Uberto Pasolini, directed by Andrew Chaplin (Alma’s Not Normal) and Catherine Morshead (No Offence), and co-written by Alice Nutter, with Simon Lewis as Series Producer. It is produced by Little Island Productions and executive produced by Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content for Disney+.
The Full Monty series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America, and Hulu in the U.S.
Stay tuned for updates.
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