The cast of comedy series The Full Monty (1997) is reuniting for a sequel to a new eight-part TV series, currently in production for the Disney+ streaming service
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The Full Monty cast is back together to shoot a sequel series – 25 years after they captivated the world with their outrageous striptease in the hit 1997 comedy.
Filming began yesterday with an eight-part series – which will share the same name as the original – with the project said to be in production for the Disney+ streaming service.
Robert Carlyle, 60, will play Gary Schofield, the former leader of the unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who performed the act of stripping in the original film.
Other returning actors include Mark Addy, 58, as Dave Horsefall, Lesley Sharp, 61, as Jean Horsefall, Hugo Speer, 53, as Guy, as well as Paul Barber, 71, as Horse.
Viewers will also see the return of Steve Huison, 59, as Lomper, and Tom Wilkinson, 74, as Gerald Cooper. Wim Snape, who was 11 years old when he played Nathan in 1997, is also back, now 36 years old.
The actor shared his excitement at getting to reprise the role in a post yesterday, writing: “Happy to announce that… The Full Monty. Original series is coming soon. Nice to be back.”
Simon Beaufoy, creator, writer and executive producer, said: “We’re trying little by little to bring all the Monty men back together again, now with a custom crew. chaos including children, grandchildren, pets and all sorts of hangings.”
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Lee Mason, of Disney, said: “25 years ago Simon introduced us to a group of funny, fearless and resilient unemployed men from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them. We I’m excited to reunite the original cast… and we can’t wait to introduce a bunch of exciting new faces.”
Disney+ says the series will show the men “navigating the post-industrial city of Sheffield and the crumbling health care, education and employment sectors of society.”
And despite being a low-budget film made for around £2 million, The Full Monty won the BAFTA Award for Best Picture and grossed £154 million at the box office upon release.
The Full Monty (1997) – the original film – is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.
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