In the new series, many of the original cast return, including Robert Carlyle and Lesley Sharp.
Disney+ allows us to take a first look at the new original series The Full Montybased on the successful British film in Italy known by its title Full Monty – Penniless organized. The service has released the first photos of the sequel series involving most of the original cast and which will debut in streaming at June.
The Full Monty: How the story continues
Full Monty1997 film directed by Peter Cattaneo, told the story of some British steelworkers who lose their jobs and try to get by by figuring out a way to make easy money: putting on a striptease show. The film triumphed BAFTA obtaining, in 1998, also the Donatello’s David for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award for Best Score.
Set 25 years after the film, the eight-episode series will follow the same group of brothers as they go about their lives in the post-industrial city of Sheffield and the crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors. The series explores the brightest, funniest, and most humane way forward, where community spirit can still triumph over adversity. The dramedy also reveals what happened to the protagonists by highlighting how their lives changed in the following decades, as they continue to live in Sheffield. The screenwriter of the original film Simon Beaufoy he returned for this project together with the co-writer Alice Nutter (Accused) it’s at Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Special) re-engaged as executive producer.
The cast: Old and new faces
The new series sees the original main cast reprise their fan-favorite roles, including Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Once upon a time) as Gaz, Mark Addy (Game of thrones, A knight’s fate) come Dave, Lesley Sharp (Before We Die) come Jean, Paul Barber (The Dumping Ground) come Horse, Steve Huison (The Royle Family) come Lomper, Wim Snape (Gentleman Jack – No one has ever said no to me) as Nathan e Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins) who plays Gerald.
In the first pictures we also know Talitha Wing (Wolfe, Alex Rider), a young actress who plays Gaz’s teenage daughter, Destiny Schofield. Other new cast members are Paul Clayton (The Crown) as Lomper’s husband Dennis. Miles Jupp (Why didn’t they ask Evans?) who plays Darren, a recently divorced real estate agent who seeks advice from the Montys’ men on how to navigate his adult life; Sophie Stanton who plays Hetty, a colleague and friend of Jean, Phillip Rhys Chaudhary (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) as Dilip, the school’s vice principal. The rookiesDominic Sharkey e Natalie Davies play as Destiny’s companions Cal and Tabani, respectively, along with Arnold Ocengwho plays a talented graffiti artist. Aiden Cook plays the 12-year-old “Twiglet”, while Tupele Dorgu (Alma’s Not Normal) plays Destiny’s mother, Yaz.