Filming is taking place at an Oldham pub to produce a Disney+ series based on an iconic British film.

The Greyhound Pub in Royton has been transformed into a set for a sequel to 1997’s The Full Monty.

The sequel will be an eight-part series, which will premiere on Disney+.

Pub landlord Patrick Chetram hopes to have a viewing party when the series comes out.

Almost 25 years on from the BAFTA-winning film, the series 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.

Speaking as filming took place on Tuesday, June 21, pub landlord Patrick Chetram said:

It’s just a couple of scenes.

It’s a pretty slick operation – the way that they operate and do everything, it’s amazing how many people are involved in something that’s only going to be a couple of minutes in a series.

The series will explore the brighter, sillier, and more humane way forward where communal effort can still triumph over adversity.

The new series will see the original lead cast reprise their roles, including Robert Carlyle as Gaz, Mark Addy as Dave, Lesley Sharp as Jean, Hugo Speer as Guy, Paul Barber as Horse, Steve Huison as Lomper, Wim Snape as Nathan, and Tom Wilkinson as Gerald.

A new cast of children and grandchildren of the returning characters is also set to be introduced.

The Oldham Times: The cast of The Full Monty. Credit: Disney The cast of The Full Monty. Credit: Disney

Commenting on the announcement of the series, creator Simon Beaufoy 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 series is created, written and executive produced by Simon Beaufoy, executive produced by Uberto Pasolini, directed by Andrew Chaplin and Catherine Morshead, co-written by Alice Nutter with Simon Lewis as Series Producer.

Disney+ says it will be creating 60 local productions by 2024 throughout Europe.

Those who missed out on the original film can stream The Full Monty on Disney+.