The Full Monty – the series: trailer for the series coming to Disney+
Disney+ has released the official trailer of the highly anticipated original series Full Monty – the series. From the creators of the iconic BAFTA Award-winning film, this new eight-episode series will debut in Italy on July 5 exclusively on the streaming platform. The trailer also introduces rising star Talitha Wing (Wolfe, Alex Rider), who will play Gaz’s teenage daughter, Destiny Schofield.
Full Monty – the series, the plot and the cast
Set twenty-five years after the original British blockbuster film, Full Monty – the series will follow the same group of brothers as they live their lives in the post-industrial city of Sheffield and navigate the increasingly crumbling sectors of healthcare, education and employment. The comedy-drama series will chronicle what happened to the members of the group after they put their uniforms back on, exploring their brightest, craziest and most desperate moments. It will also highlight how the exhilarating world of these working-class heroes, who still reside in Sheffield, has changed over the decades.
Simon Beaufoy, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the original film, returns along with co-writer Alice Nutter (Accused), while Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Special) returns as executive producer.
The trailer sees the main cast reprise their fan-favorite roles, starting with Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Once upon a time) as Gaz, Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, A knight’s fate) as Dave, Lesley Sharp (Before We Die, Scott and Bailey) as Jean, Hugo Speer (Britannia, Darkness and bones) in Guy’s, Paul Barber (The Dumping Ground, Gloves Off) as Horse, Steve Huison (The Royle Family, Paul, Mick and the others) as Lomper, Wim Snape (The Beaker Girls, Gentleman Jack – No one has ever said no to me) in that of Nathan and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, Michael Clayton) who plays Gerald.
Among other new cast members joining the group are Paul Clayton (The Crown, The Split) as Dennis, Lomper’s husband. Miles Jupp (A Very British Scandal) who plays Darren, the newly divorced real estate agent who turns to the Montys for advice on coping with adult life. Sophie Stanton is instead Hetty, a colleague and friend of Jean, and Phillip Rhys Chaudhary adds as the vice principal of the school in the role of Dilip. Newcomers Dominic Sharkey and Natalie Davies play Destiny sidekicks Cal and Tabani, respectively, along with Arnold Oceng as a talented graffiti artist. Aiden Cook plays 12-year-old “Twiglet,” while Tupele Dorgu (Alma’s Not Normal) plays Yaz, Destiny’s mother.
Simon Lewis is the producer of the series, while Lee Mason, Director, Scripted, is executive producer for Disney+. The original series was developed by Searchlight Pictures and FX.
Full Monty – Penniless organizedthe 1997 BAFTA Award-winning original film, is available to stream at Disney+ in Italy.