The Full Monty is coming back for an eight-part limited series that picks up the story of the original film.
It has been nearly 25 years since The Full Monty hit theaters. The British film was made for $3.5M and went on to earn more than $250M globally. Now the original cast is coming back together for an eight-episode limited series bound for Disney Plus globally, Star Plus in Latin America, and on Hulu in the U.S.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and producer Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Special) will be returning behind the camera. The returning cast includes Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Once Upon a Time) as Gaz, Mark Addy (Game of Thrones) as Dave, Lesley Sharp (Before We Die) as Jean, Hugo Speer (Shadow and Bone) as Guy, Paul Barber (The Dumping Ground) as Horse, Steve Huison (The Royle Family) as Lomper, Wim Snape (Gentleman Jack) as Nathan, and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) as Gerald. There will also be added new characters representing their children and grandchildren.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new story will follow the characters as they deal with the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling health care, education, and employment sectors. It has not been confirmed as of yet if any stripping will be involved.
“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 25 years on,” said Beaufoy.
No word as of yet on a premiere date.
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