After more than a decade off the beat, Tony Shalhoub is returning to TV as Adrian Monk, the role that earned him his first three Emmy Awards all those years ago.
Hitting Peacock on Friday, Dec. 8, Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie reunites the titular detective with his old crew for a “very personal case involving his beloved stepdaughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding.”
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Additional returning cast members include Ted Levine as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, Jason Gray-Stanford as Lieutenant Randy Disher, Traylor Howard as Natalie Teeger, Melora Hardin as Trudy Monk and Hector Elizondo as Dr. Neven Bell. Joining the cast as new characters are Caitlin McGee (Home Economics) as Molly Evans and James Purefoy (Sex Education) as Rick Eden.
“It’s been nearly fourteen years since the world has seen a fresh installment of Monk. The world has changed mightily in those intervening years and Monk 2023 reflects the changing world,” reads a joint statement from executive producer David Hoberman, director/EP Randy Zisk and creator/writer/EP Andy Breckman.
It continues: “We’re so delighted to have made a movie version of Monk, and we are thrilled that every one of our stars were so enthusiastic about coming back. But in coming back, we wanted to do a film that was worthy of our legacy. Mr. Monk’s Last Case is a story that is powerful, emotional, funny, heartwarming, and has something to say about the human condition. And it will be both familiar and surprising.”
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