Tony Shalhoub reveals where the upcoming ‘Monk’ movie finds its character | Entertainment
Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie, the monk TV movie coming to Peacock, will explore the title character in a post-pandemic world, according to star Tony Shalhoub.
“It’s Monk today after we’ve been apart from him for so long, 13 years now, 14 years,” Shalhoub told Entertainment Weekly. “This is post-COVID. Monk was thrown on his heels because of COVID.”
The upcoming film will continue the story of the American series “Monk” – which introduced the San Francisco-based detective with OCD – in which Adrian Monk returns to solve a case involving stepdaughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding.
And “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie will reflect the time that has passed since the TV show’s 2009 finale, Shalhoub noted. “[Monk is] older. Hopefully he won’t be chasing down the street and stuff like that,” the actor said, laughing. “We’ll have to write to the fact that Monk is older.”
Shalhoub also announced that filming for the film will begin in Toronto in May. “It’s a really interesting story,” he added. “I can’t say too much about it, but it has all of the good elements the show has always striven for, with a few new twists.”
Produced by UCP, the film also brings Monk talent behind the scenes including creator and executive producer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman and executive producer and director Randy Zisk.
“New and returning fans of Monk will love how this creative team has been able to preserve everything we admire about Adrian Monk while bringing him into the present,” said Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP, in a statement. “We can’t wait for Peacock viewers to experience this fresh, fun and imaginative film.”
Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie, TBD, Peacock