The Full Monty team returns for the Disney series

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Little Island Productions is reuniting the original team from the hit movie The Full Monty for a limited series. Co-commissioned by Disney+ and FX, production kicks off this week in Manchester and Sheffield.

The series of eight hour-long comedy-dramas reunites Oscar-winning screenwriter of the original film Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and producer Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Special).

Almost twenty-five years after the BAFTA-winning film, the limited series will follow the original group of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and the healthcare, education and healthcare sectors. ruined job. The series will explore the brightest, dumbest, most human path where joint effort can still triumph over adversity.

“We are delighted to bring all the Monty Men together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and matching hangers – to see what life is like in Sheffield twenty-five later,” says Simon Beaufoy, creator, writer and executive producer.

The series will see the original lead cast reprising their fan-favorite roles 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 set in this heartfelt and fiercely funny world of working class heroes in the North of England. The series will also feature an all-new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters.

The UK Original series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the US

Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content EMEA, Disney said, “We’re thrilled to reunite the original cast for this all-new series on Disney+ to experience these iconic characters and what they’ve been up to since we last saw them. . on stage in all their glory, and we look forward to introducing a host of exciting new faces and characters.

The production began filming today in Sheffield and Manchester. The series is created, written and produced by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini, directed by Andrew Chaplin (Alma’s Not Normal) and Catherine Morshead (No Offence), co-written by Alice Nutter with Simon Lewis serving as series producer .

The series was developed by Searchlight Television and FX. It will be produced by Little Island Productions and produced by Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content for Disney+.

The original 1997 film The Full Monty is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.

The series is one of 60 local Disney+ productions to be ordered by 2024 across Europe.

Pippa Considine

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