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Tony Shaloub Returning To 'Monk' For New Peacock Original Movie

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By Jeffrey Harris on March 17, 2023 at 6:00 AM EDT

You can't keep a good detective down. Tony Shaloub is returning to his role as Adrian Monk from the Emmy Award-winning television series, "Monk." Peacock announced this week that Adrian Monk will return in a new made-for-Peacock movie. Shaloub will reprise his role as the San Francisco-based genius detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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'Monk' Making A Return As New Original Movie For Peacock With Tony Shaloub Reprising His Role

The new film is titled "Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie." Original cast members 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") are all returning to reunite with Shaloub for the cast of the film. Shaloub will also executive produce the project.

The original show's creative team is also back to work on the film, including series creator, writer, and executive producer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman, and executive producer/director Randy Zisk. Universal Studio Group's UCP is producing the project.

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In the new film, Monk returns to solve one more personal case involving his beloved stepdaughter Molly, a journalist who is getting ready for her wedding.

"Monk" originally aired on USA Network, running for eight seasons from 2002-2009. The show ran for 125 episodes. During the course of its run, the show won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Shaloub was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role for eight consecutive years from 2003 to 2010. He took home the Emmy Award on three separate occasions in 2003, 2005, and 2006.

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The original series followed the adventures of Detective Adrian Monk, a brilliant detective who suffers from OCD, and his disorder costs him a job as a homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Force. After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, Monk develops a heightened fear of germs, heights, crowds, and just about everything, which challenges his ability to solve crimes. In the series finale, Monk finally solves the mystery of his wife's murder.

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Speaking on the news via a press release, NBCUniversal Telvision and Streaming EVP of Movies, Kids, Daytime Michael Sluchan commented, "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" Sluchan continued, "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."

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UCP President Beatrice Springborn added, "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. We can’t wait for Peacock viewers to experience this fresh, fun, and imaginative film."

"Monk" is the latest popular television show that's making a return with a new original movie on Peacock. As previously reported by The Blast, NBCUniversal announced last October that a "Community" movie for the stream.

"Mr Monk's Last Case" is currently in the works for Peacock, where it will stream later on. Fans can revisit the original series, with all eight seasons currently streaming now on the streaming service.

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