The Full Monty: Release date, cast, trailer and plot for Disney+ sequel series

Robert Carlyle returns as Gaz

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Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty.
Robert Carlyle in The Full Monty. (Disney)

The Full Monty is back! 25 years after the low budget British film took the world by storm, Disney has commissioned a sequel TV series.

The show will air on Disney+ later this year across eight 60-minute episodes and all of the original cast will be involved.

A surprising story to resurrect 25 years after the fact, The Full Monty is sure to be one of the most anticipated shows of 2023 – particularly in the UK where a stage version of the film has successfully toured in recent years.

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Ahead of the show's premiere later this year, read on for everything we know about The Full Monty.

The Full Monty release date

No official release date has been confirmed but Disney has said that The Full Monty will stream on Disney+ in June.

What is The Full Monty about?

Paul Barber in The Full Monty Season 1
Paul Barber in The Full Monty Season 1. (Disney)

The Full Monty is a direct sequel to the film of the same name and will take 25 years after the events of the Oscar winning movie.

A comedy-drama in the same vein as the original, the show will follow the original band of brothers long after they stopped getting in the buff.

Filmed on location in Sheffield, the now middle-aged men are still navigating life in a post-industrial city and the challenges of unemployment and issues such as healthcare and education.

Who will star in The Full Monty?

Tom Wilkinson in The Full Monty.
Tom Wilkinson in The Full Monty. (Disney)

The good news is all of the favourites from the film are back. Robert Carlyle will once again lead as Gaz, who led the lads on their stripping expedition so he could see his son.

Mark Addy is back as Dave, Tom Wilkinson will once again play Gerald, Paul Barber is Horse, Steve Huison returns as Lomper, Lesley Sharp plays Jean, Will Snape stars as Nathan and Hugo Speer will reprise his role as Guy.

The Full Monty (Disney+)
The Full Monty (Disney+)

New additions to the cast include Miles Jupp as a housing officer, Talitha Wing as Gaz's teenage daughter, Paul Clayton as Lomper's husband and Brotherhood actor Arnold Oceng will play a graffiti artist.

Is there a trailer for The Full Monty?

On Thursday, 11 May Disney+ shared the first trailer for the new show, and it gave fans a glimpse of what is to come in the sequel series.

In the preview, fans get to see where Gaz and the lads are now and the different struggles that they are dealing with two decades after we last saw them.

Watch the official trailer for The Full Monty

What is Hugo Speer's involvement?

Hugo Speer Film: The Full Monty (UK/USA 1997) Characters: Guy  Director: Peter Cattaneo 13 August 1997   **WARNING** This Photograph is for editorial use only and is the copyright of 20TH CENTURY FOX and/or the Photographer assigned by the Film or Production Company and can only be reproduced by publications in conjunction with the promotion of the above Film. A Mandatory Credit To 20TH CENTURY FOX is required. The Photographer should also be credited when known. No commercial use can be granted without written authority from the Film Company.
Hugo Speer in The Full Monty. (Alamy)

While confirmed to star in the show via a press release from Disney, many doubts remain over to what extent Hugo Speer will appear in The Full Monty.

The actor was sacked from the show last year over claims of inappropriate conduct on the set of the production.

At the time, Disney said: “Recently, we were made aware of allegations of inappropriate conduct by Hugo Speer on the set of a commissioned production. As is policy, an investigation was launched. Upon its completion, the decision was made to terminate his contract, with immediate effect.”

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It was reported that a runner knocked on Speer's door and he answered naked and beckoned for her to come in. Through his publicist, Speer refuted the claims of misconduct and said: "Hugo denies all the allegations and is challenging all of them."

Speer is mentioned in the cast list but is not seen in any of the pictures released so far by Disney.

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