The Full Monty’s original cast reunite for TV series after 25 years
The original cast of The Full Monty have reunited for a new Disney+ series, 25 years after the hit film debuted.
The new limited series is based on the iconic 1997 film and will follow the original band of brothers as they struggle to find their place in the post-industrial city of Sheffield.
The city’s healthcare is crumbling, along with education and employment and the siblings come together to show how adversity can be overcome when people pull together.
For the reboot, the original cast members will reprise their 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.
It is set to be a heartfelt, funny series about the working-class heroes in the North of England. There will also be a host of new cast members to the ensemble as children and grandchildren of the returning characters.
Disney said they were “delighted” to reunite the cast of this BAFTA-winning film. 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.”
Simon Beaufoy, the creator, writer and executive producer of the series, added: “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.”
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The eight-part comedy drama series has started filming in Sheffield and Manchester today and will be streamed on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the US.
The series will be written by the original film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who is also known for Slumdog Millionaire, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Andrew Chaplin and Catherine Morshead.
The brand-new limited series is one of 60 local productions that Disney will be creating by 2024 as it continues to work with creatives to develop and produce productions across Europe.
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