The full Monty stars Mark Addy and Steve Huison have talked about the possibility of a season 2.
Bringing back the original film’s cast after 25 years, Disney+’s new series revisits the old gang while exploring social issues in Britain.
In an exclusive interview with digital spystars Mark Addy and Steve Huison, who reprise their roles as Dave and Lomper respectively, said they would be happy to do a second series.
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When asked if it was possible to explore more social issues beyond the standalone Season 1 storyline, and if they would like to return, Game Of Thrones Star Addy said: “Yeah. I don’t see why.”
“Absolutely. I’d be happy to do more,” Huison agreed. “Where the film was about a specific small steelworks closure that affected this particular group of men, you have eight hours of this series to explore what happened to the education system, to the NHS, to the care system.
“Why do nurses have to use food banks in 2023? There are a lot of important societal questions being explored, but with the humor, wit and intelligence of Simon Beaufort, and the sort of will of these characters to survive against all odds.
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“It’s kind of heartwarming and uplifting. It might make you cry sometimes, but it’s, you know, beautiful to be a part of. So, of course, if there’s more, I’m all for it,” he said. Huison confirmed.
Meanwhile, Huison spoke about a touching response he received from a fan regarding the franchise’s LGBTQ+ representation.
“It gave him confidence in his own sexuality at the time. I was like, ‘Just that, in and of itself, is something.’ It’s the power of art, the power of cinema.”
The full Monty the series is streaming now Disney+, as well as the original film which is also available to watch on the streaming service. In the United States, it is available at Hulu.
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