The Full Monty series trailer reunites the gang 25 years on for upcoming Disney+ revival

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11 May 2023, 15:28

The Full Monty (Disney+)

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The Full Monty’s highly-anticipated sequel series on Disney+ has finally dropped its first official trailer.

The original cast of the iconic 1997 comedy are back together again as the same band of brothers trying to navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield, and society’s crumbling healthcare, education, and employment sectors.

Following on from the original movie, The Full Monty series will catch up with the gang after they put their clothes back on, and will explore their “brighter, sillier and more desperate moments.”

The trailer sees the lead cast reprising their fan-favourite roles with Robert Carlyle 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.

Not only that, but Alex Rider star Talitha Wing will play Gaz’s teen daughter, Destiny Schofield. 

Watch the full trailer below: 

Other new cast members include The Crown’s Paul Clayton as Lomper’s husband, Dennis. Miles Jupp 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. 

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is back to pen the script along with co-writer Alice Nutter and Uberto Pasolini, who are also returning as executive producers.

Directed by Peter Cattaneo, the original Full Monty movie was set in Sheffield during the 1990s, and told the story of six unemployed, down-on-their-luck men who, in desperate need of cash, make the surprising decision to form a male striptease act.

Main character Gaz tells his pals that their dance group will be better than the Chippendales because their USP will be that they strip fully naked. Hence the film’s title!

The Full Monty series will stream exclusively on Disney+ from 14th June.