The Full Monty is set to make a comeback after Disney+ announced it will turn the hit film into an eight-part TV series.
Featuring the original cast and going by the same name, the show will follow the group of friends as they navigate post-industrial Sheffield and experience the struggles of crumbling healthcare and employment systems.
Almost 25 years on from the release of the BAFTA award-winning film, Robert Carlyle will return as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Hugo Speer as Guy, Paul Barber as Horse, Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan and Tom Wilkinson as Gerald.
Image: William Snape, Mark Addy, Robert Carlyle, Steve Huison and Tom Wilkinson were among the stars in the original The Full Monty film in 1997
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Over the course of eight episodes, the series will also explore the brighter and sillier side of life where community triumphs over adversity.
A whole host of new cast members, including children and grandchildren of the main characters, will also be introduced.
Writer and executive producer Simon Beaufoy said: “We’re chuffed to bits to get all the Monty Men back together again – now with a chaotic entourage of children, grandchildren, pets and assorted hangers-on – to see what life in Sheffield is like 25 years on.”
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The original Full Monty
For a time, the 1997 British comedy was the highest-grossing film in the UK until it was later outsold by Titanic.
It followed a group of unemployed men in Sheffield during the 1990s as they decide to form a male striptease act in an attempt to make some money.
Filming for the new show in Sheffield and Manchester started on Monday but a release date is still to be announced.
The Full Monty original series will be available on Disney+, Star+ in Latin America, and Hulu in the US.