Monk will win movie on streaming, confirms actor

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.

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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 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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Guilherme Coral

Guilherme Coral

Refugee from a galaxy far, far away, I landed on this planet in sector 2814 by mistake. Thanks to my passion for films and series, I was taken to the Cinema and Audiovisual course and I am currently venturing into the Faculty of Journalism.

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