Tony Shaloub returns to ‘Monk’ for new Peacock original film
You can’t beat a good detective. Tony Shaloub reprises his role as Adrian Monk from the Emmy Award-winning television series.Monk.” Peacock announced this week that Adrian Monk is returning in a new film for Peacock. Shaloub reprises his role as the brilliant detective based in San Francisco who suffers from OCD.
“Monk” returns as a new original film for the peacock with Tony Shaloub in the role
The new movie “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie.” Original Cast: Ted Levine (“Becoming a God in Central Florida,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Melora Hardin and Hector Elizondo (“Pretty Woman,” “Chicago Hope”) all they return to reunite with Shaloub for the film’s cast. Shaloub will also serve as executive producer of the project.
The original show’s creative team also returns to work on the film, including series creator, writer and executive producer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman and executive producer/director Randy Zisk. The project is produced by Universal Studio Group’s UCP.
In the new film, Monk returns to solve another personal case with his beloved stepdaughter Molly, a journalist who is preparing for her wedding.
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“Monk” originally aired on USA Network for eight seasons from 2002 to 2009. The series ran for 125 episodes. During its run, the series won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Shaloub was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for eight consecutive years from 2003 to 2010. He received the Emmy Award three times in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
The original series followed the adventures of Detective Adrian Monk, a brilliant detective who suffers from OCD and is forced into a position as a homicide detective with the San Francisco Police Department. After the unsolved murder of his wife Trudy, Monk develops a heightened fear of germs, heights, crowds, and just about anything that challenges his crime-solving abilities. In the series finale, Monk finally solves the mystery of his wife’s murder.
Speaking about the news in a press release, the Vice President of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Movies, Kids, Daytime Michael Sluchan: “When creator Andy Breckman came to us with a new. Monk It takes place in the present case, we immediately fell in love with this story and fell in love with this story again.” Sluchan continued: “The film has the heart and humor of the original series with contemporary relevance and we are thrilled to be working with the original creative. team including Andy, David Hoberman, Randy Zisk, the incomparable Tony Shalhoub and our partners at UCP for what is sure to be a must-see film event for Peacock audiences.”
UCP president Beatrice Springborn added: “New and returning fans Monk I’m going to love how this creative team was able to keep everything we admire about Adrian Monk while bringing him into the present. We can’t wait for Peacock viewers to experience this fresh, fun and imaginative film.”
“Monk” is the latest popular television show to return with a new original movie on the Peacock. As previously reported by The Blast, NBCUniversal announced last October that a “Community” movie was in development for broadcast.
“Mr Monk’s Last Case” is currently in production for the Peacock, where it will continue to stream. Fans can rewatch the original series, with all eight seasons currently streaming on the streaming service.