Today, Disney has released a brand new original series, “The Full Monty”, on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in many countries worldwide, including the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Taking place 25 years after the original British smash hit, the 8×60’ 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.
The original movie’s ACADEMY AWARD-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy returns, joined by co-writer Alice Nutter (“Accused”), with Uberto Pasolini (“Nowhere Special”) also coming back as executive producer.
The series sees the lead cast reprising their fan-favourite roles with 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 introduces rising star 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.
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.
All eight episodes of the brand-new Original Series “The Full Monty” are now streaming and the original 1997 BAFTA-winning movie is also available to stream on Disney+ in many countries, including in the UK.
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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.