The Full Monty release date and first look trailer from new Disney+ TV series
Disney+ is making a new TV series inspired by hit British film The Full Monty with a start date and trailer revealed.
Brand-new limited series also titled The Full Monty comes from the makers of the original BAFTA-winning movie.
It will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors.
Disney says the series “will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.”
The eight-part series will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, 14 June in the UK.
For now you can watch a first trailer below…
Among the lead cast reprising their fan-favourite roles are 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 first-look images also introduce 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 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.
Writer, Creator and Exec-Producer Simon Beaufoy said: “It has been one of the great joys of my writing career to reunite this eccentric, irrepressible family of Sheffield men and women and see how 25 years, 7 Prime Ministers, and 100 broken political promises have affected their lives.”
Fellow Writer, Creator and Exec-Producer Alice Nutter added: “Entering the Monty world, where community, friends and family step in when the state has so abysmally failed, has been a great personal reminder of what is good about the world we live in. The series has been a pleasure and a privilege to write on.”
The Full Monty TV series will stream on Disney+ from 14 June.
The original 1997 film The Full Monty is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK now.
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