Beloved BAFTA-winning British underdog film The Full Monty and its Robert Carlyle-led solid is returning for a Disney+ restricted TV sequence, with manufacturing kicking of in Sheffield and Manchester in the present day.
Nearly 25 years on from its authentic 1997 air date, the eight-part comedy/drama a few group of unemployed males in post-industrial Sheffield who flip to stripping to make a bit of additional money will see the unique movie’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and producer Uberto Pasolini (Nowhere Particular) reunite. Alma’s Not Regular director Andrew Chaplin and No Offence’s Catherine Morshead have taken on directing duties from Peter Cattaneo.
Disney+ will air The Full Monty sequence globally, with Star+ taking Latin American rights and Hulu within the U.S.
Whereas introducing a brand new solid of youngsters and grandchildren of the returning characters, the sequence, which is one in all Britain’s most critically-rated and beloved of the previous quarter of a century, will see the return of the unique solid together with Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy and Lesley Sharp.
The restricted sequence will comply with the unique band of brothers as they navigate Sheffield and its crumbling healthcare, training and employment sectors, exploring the brighter, sillier and extra humane method ahead the place communal effort can nonetheless conquer adversity.
The sequence was developed by Searchlight Tv and FX, produced by Little Island Productions and government produced by Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content material for Disney+. Alice Nutter is co-writer and Simon Lewis is sequence producer.
“Twenty-five years in the past Simon launched us to a gaggle of humorous, fearless and resilient unemployed working-class males from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them,” mentioned Mason.
“We’re due to this fact delighted to reunite the unique solid for this brand-new sequence on Disney+, to meet up with these iconic characters.”