Disney+ orders The Full Monty series
March 28, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Disney+ has confirmed a new limited series The Full Monty from the makers of the celebrated, British movie. The UK Original series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the US.
Some 25 years on from the BAFTA-winning film, the series 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 and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.
The original lead cast will reprise their including Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Hugo Speer as Guy, Paul Barber as Horse, Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan and Tom Wilkinson as Gerald. The series will also introduce a whole new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters.
The series will comprise of 8x60minute episodes and also reunites the original film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and producer Uberto Pasolini. It is co-commissioned by Disney+ and FX.
Beaufoy commented: “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.”
Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content EMEA, Disney added: “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 for the new series has already commenced in Sheffield and Manchester.
The original film The Full Monty (1997) is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.