Disney Is Making New “The Full Monty” Show For Hulu and Disney+ Starring The Original Cast

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Yes, you read that correctly. Disney has to remake and redo anything they own that had an audience. In it’s next attempt to gain subscribers Disney has decided to bring “The Full Monty” cast back for a new streaming show that takes place 25 years after the original. The sequel show will run on Hulu in the United States, Disney+ in other areas and Star+ in Latin America.

This eight-episode, limited series, will bring back Simon Beaufoy, the writer of the original as well as producer Uberto Pasolini. Many of the original cast will be returning including: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp, Hugo Speer, Paul Barber, Steve Huison , Wim Snape and Tom Wilkinson.

A new group of actors will play the children and grandchildren of the original characters as well.

Here’s the basic synopsis of the show:

The small-screen return will follow the original band of brothers as they navigate the post-industrial city of Sheffield and society’s crumbling healthcare, education and employment sectors. The series will explore the brighter, sillier and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity. Whether there’ll be any stripping involved, Disney+ hasn’t confirmed.

Disney has not made it a secret that they are doing everything and anything to try and gain subscribers for their streaming services. They have even rolled in Disney+ and ESPN+ into packages with Hulu, even if subscribers didn’t want them, to try and inflate the subscriber count for those services. They have all these IPs they’ve acquired and they need to pay for themselves, even if audiences don’t want a reboot, live-action reboot, remake, etc.

Some work out fine and others end up like “Home Sweet Home Alone” or “Cheaper By The Dozen.”

“The Full Monty” was a big deal back in the day and the $3.5 million dollar show made over $250 million globally in 1997. It’s cheaper to make shows like this than it is to make shows like “The Mandalorian” or “Moon Knight.” Disney wants to add more and more to it’s streaming service offerings, in an attempt to complete with Netflix.

At this point I would much rather see Disney go back to making new things. More “Encanto” and less live-action remakes of animated films. They would likely gain far more by doing that, but this is the cheaper, “safer” route.

No word on when the show will be out officially but filming has begun in Sheffield and Manchester.

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Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Tech Radar


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