One of the biggest breakout hit movies of 1997 was Searchlight Pictures, “The Full Monty”, which told the story of six unemployed men, who are inspired by a touring group of male strippers and decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a striptease show of their own – with one small difference. They intend to go the “full monty” and strip completely naked! In this hilarious, heartfelt comedy, these six friends discover the inner strength to bare it all in front of the world. Featuring the music of Donna Summer, Gary Glitter, Sister Sledge and Tom Jones.
Now, 25 years later, a brand new eight-episode series will follow the same band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield, and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors. The comedy-drama will uncover what happened to the gang after they put their kit back on, exploring their brighter, sillier and more desperate moments. It will also highlight how the fiercely funny world of these working-class heroes – still residing in Sheffield – has changed in the intervening decades.
Who Stars In “The Full Monty”
The original cast from the film are returning for the new series, 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 also stars Talitha Wing (“Wolfe”, “Alex Rider”), who will play Gaz’s teenage daughter, Destiny Schofield. Other new cast members joining the ensemble include Paul Clayton (“The Crown”, “The Split”) as Lomper’s husband, Dennis. Miles Jupp (“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”, “The Durrells”) stars as recent divorcee and housing officer Darren, who looks up to the Monty men for advice on navigating adult life. Sophie Stanton plays Hetty, a colleague and friend of Jean, and Phillip Rhys Chaudhary (“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) joins as Dilip, Deputy Headteacher at the school. Newcomers Dominic Sharkey and Natalie Davies appear as Destiny’s mates Cal and Tabani respectively, alongside Arnold Oceng, who plays a talented graffiti artist. Aiden Cook stars as wise-cracking twelve-year-old “Twiglet”, while Tupele Dorgu (“Alma’s Not Normal”) portrays Destiny’s mother, Yaz.
Who Created “The Full Monty”
The original movie’s ACADEMY AWARD-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has returned to work on the new series and has been joined by co-writer Alice Nutter (“Accused”), with Uberto Pasolini (“Nowhere Special”) also coming back as executive producer. Simon Lewis serves as series producer. The series is executive produced for Disney+ by Lee Mason, Director, Scripted. The Original series was developed by Searchlight Television and FX.
How To Watch “The Full Monty”
The brand-new series from Searchlight TV will be released exclusively on Disney’s streaming services around the world, including Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ everywhere around the world. So it won’t be available on other streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or HBO Max.
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Disney+ is currently available in more than 150 markets across North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America.
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How Many Episodes Are In “The Full Monty”?
There will be eight episodes of “The Full Monty”, with all eight episodes being released at once on Wednesday, 14th June 2023.
When Will New “The Full Monty” Episodes Be Released?
All eight episodes of “The Full Monty” will be released on Wednesday, 14th June 2023, on Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Note: This is subject to change
What Time Will “The Full Monty” Be Released On Disney+
Disney+ updates on Wednesdays at the following times:
Pacific Time: 00:00 AM / Midnight
Eastern Time: 03:00 AM
UK: 08:00 AM
Sydney, Australia – 19:00 PM
Sometimes episodes can arrive a few minutes later as the servers update. The Disney+ front page usually updates about an hour later.
What Time Will “The Full Monty” Be Released On Hulu?
Hulu updates daily at roughly around 12:01 a.m. ET.
Can You Stream “The Full Monty” For Free?
If you are in the United States, Hulu does offer a limited free trial. The length of the free trial period will depend on the subscription that you’re signing up for.
Internationally, you will need a Disney+ subscription to watch “The Full Monty”, and unfortunately, Disney+ doesn’t offer a free trial. But if you do sign up for a monthly subscription, you can unsubscribe after a month, or when the series ends.
Where Can I Watch The Original “The Full Monty” Movie?
In the United States, the original film, “The Full Monty”, can be found streaming on Max. Internationally, in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, you’ll find “The Full Monty” also available to stream on Disney+.
The film is also available to purchase on digital platforms like Apple, and Amazon.
Is “The Full Monty” on Netflix?
This new series is made by Searchlight TV and FX exclusively for Disney+, so it will not be available on Netflix, Max, or Amazon.
Are you looking forward to watching “The Full Monty”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.