Tony Shalhoub has confirmed that a Monk movie is in development on the US streaming platform Peacock.
Shalhoub, who starred in all eight seasons of the Andy Breckman-created USA Network series, will reprise the role of the titular germophobic former SFPD detective turned consultant.
The actor revealed that “everyone” is back for the revival film, which arrives nearly 15 years after the 2009 Monk series finale.
“Not sure if I’m spoiling here – but we’re making a 90-minute Monk movie for streaming. And we’re going to start shooting in May,” said Shalhoub (via ComicBook).
“It’s the post-COVID Monk, so he’s in trouble [risos]. We’re bringing everyone back, all the characters, and making a 90-minute streaming movie for Peacock.”
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Shalhoub led a cast of characters that included his original assistant Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), Lieutenant Randy Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) and his second assistant Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) and their daughter Julie (Emmy Clarke).
In 2020, Shalhoub briefly revived his character for a Monk segment on Quarantine. Last year, the actor told PopCulture.com there was a “good chance” he would reprise his role in a movie.
Monk ran for 125 episodes between 2002-2009 on the USA Network. In Brazil, the series is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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