Tony Shalhoub returns as Detective Monk in The Last Case of Mr. Monk: A Monk Movie, a new original film commissioned by Peacock. The project comes from the USA series’ original creative team, including creator/executive producer/writer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman, and executive producer/director Randy Zisk.
According to the official logline, the film sees Shalhoub’s Adrian Monk – a former San Francisco detective with obsessive-compulsive disorder – continue his work to solve “a final, very personal case involving his beloved step-daughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding.” Shalhoub added, original monk stars Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Melora Hardin, and Hector Elizondo will return for the film.
“New and returning fans of monk love how this creative team has managed to preserve everything we love about Adrian Monk while bringing him into the present,” Universal Content Productions President Beatrice Springborn said in a statement. “We can’t wait for Peacock audiences to experience this fresh, fun, and imaginative film.”
This isn’t the first time Peacock has looked to old NBC Universal-owned series for new original content. Since launch, the service has so far released two original films that reunite the cast of Psychand the series Bel-Aira dramatic reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airis in the middle of its second season.
monk originally ran in the USA for eight seasons from 2002 to 2009. The show has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Shalhoub has won three Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2020, the cast reunited for Peacock’s The At-Home Variety Show, changing their roles to show how each character is doing during the pandemic. All eight episodes of the original series are streaming on the platform now.