Disney+ has announced a brand-new limited series of ‘The Full Monty’ from the makers of the original British hit comedy film.
Almost twenty-five years on from the BAFTA-winning film, the limited 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, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.
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The new original series on Disney+ will see the original lead cast reprise their fan-favourite roles 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 in this heartfelt and fiercely funny world of working-class heroes in the North of England. The series will also introduce a whole new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters.
The eight-episode comedy-drama series also reunites the original film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and producer Uberto Pasolini (“Nowhere Special”), co-commissioned by Disney+ and FX.
The UK Original series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the U.S.