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Peacock orders 'Monk' movie starring Tony Shalhoub, based on critically acclaimed, fan-favorite USA comedy

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Thu, Mar 16th 2023 07:00 pm

'Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie' hails from original creative team, including Andy Breckman, David Hoberman, Randy Zisk, Shalhoub and Studio UCP 

√ Movie reunites original stars Ted Levine, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Melora Hardin and Hector Elizondo; all eight seasons of ‘Monk’ are currently available to stream on Peacock 

Peacock has announced “Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie,” based on the Emmy Award-winning, critically acclaimed, fan-favorite USA comedy starring Tony Shalhoub (“Monk,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) about a brilliant San Francisco-based detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Stars Ted Levine, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Melora Hardin and Hector Elizondo will reunite with Shalhoub (also an executive producer). The movie will also come from the original creative team, including creator, executive producer and writer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman, executive producer/director Randy Zisk. The studio behind the movie is UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

All eight seasons of “Monk are” currently available to stream on Peacock.

‘About Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie’

Monk returns to solve one last, very personal case involving his beloved step-daughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding. 

“When creator Andy Breckman came to us with a new ‘Monk’ case set in present day, we immediately fell in love with this story all over again,” said Michael Sluchan, EVP of movies, kids, daytime, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “The movie has the heart and humor of the original series, with a contemporary relevance, and we’re overjoyed to work with the original creative team, including Andy, David Hoberman, Randy Zisk, the unparalleled Tony Shalhoub, and our partners at UCP, for what is sure to be a must-see movie event for Peacock audiences.”

“New and returning fans of ‘Monk’ will love how this creative team was able to preserve all that we admire about Adrian Monk while bringing him into the present,” said Beatrice Springborn, president, UCP. “We can’t wait for Peacock viewers to experience this fresh, fun and imaginative film.”

“Monk” launched on USA in 2002 and ran for 125 episodes over eight seasons, with the series finale breaking ratings records as the most-watched cable drama at that time in 2009. The series won a total of eight Primetime Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Star and executive producer Shalhoub was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for eight consecutive years (2003 to 2010), and won in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Nearly 11 years after the series finale in May 2020, Peacock reunited series stars for “The At-Home Variety Show,” featuring Shalhoub and his co-stars Levine, Howard and Gray-Stanford, showing how their characters were coping during the pandemic.

About The Original ‘Monk’ Series

Adrian Monk is a brilliant detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and his psychological disorder costs him his position as a legendary homicide detective on the San Francisco Police Force. Due to the tragic unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, Monk has developed a heightened fear of germs, heights, crowds and virtually everything else, which provides an unusual challenge to solving crimes … not to mention his day-to-day existence. In the highly rated series finale, Monk solved the biggest case of his career, cracking the mystery of who killed his beloved wife. 

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