In what could be among the most unexpected news to ever come out of Disney+, the classic British comedy, The Full Monty will be getting a sequel in the form of a Disney+ Original Limited Series.
Released in 1997, The Full Monty follows six unemployed men who decide to create a male striptease act to make money. The film was a mega-success and earned four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, winning one for Best Original Score – Musical or Comedy. It also beat Titanic, the presumed favourite for Best Film at the BAFTA Awards – although this is not surprising in hindsight considering the BAFTA’s often favour British movies.
According to Deadline, the limited series will follow the original group 25 years on as they navigate Sheffield and its crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors, exploring a brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.
Mark Addy, Paul Barber, Robert Carlyle, Steve Huison, Lesley Sharp, and William Snape are among the original stars set to return alongside a new cast of children and grandchildren created for the series.
The series will be developed by Searchlight Television and FX, with Alice Nutter co-writing and Simon Lewis producing.
The Full Monty will air on Hulu in the USA, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ internationally.