New series based on The Full Monty to be filmed in Sheffield with original cast

Written by Louisa Hinks

This morning Disney+ announced a brand new series, The Full Monty, from the makers of the original hit comedy film.

The new series will be premiered on Disney+ globally, almost 25 years after the original film was released. It will follow the story of the original brothers as they navigate the city of Sheffield.

Simon Beaufoy, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer 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 twenty-five years on.”

The new series will be comprised of many of the original cast members, including Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp, Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Tom Wilkinson and Hugo Speer.

Lee Mason, Director of Scripted Content said: “Twenty-five years ago Simon introduced us to a group of funny, fearless and resilient unemployed working-class men from Sheffield and the world fell in love with them. We’re delighted to reunite the original cast for this brand-new series on Disney+ to catch up with these iconic characters and what they’ve been up to since we last saw them on stage in all their glory, and we can’t wait to introduce a host of exciting new faces and characters.”

Sheffield Wire spoke to people around the city centre for their response to the news. There was a mixture of responses, some having heard of the new series, some not.

One Sheffield resident said: “I was in Sheffield when it was being filmed, I was actually in Los Angeles when it was the Oscars, it was actually up for an Oscar. And of course the rival film was Titanic that year. It was quite amusing a film from Sheffield being up against a blockbuster. I worked out where most of these scenes were filmed, I thought it would be an interesting challenge to have a run around all of them”.

Written by Louisa Hinks

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