Bad Monkey
Created byBill Lawrence
Based onBad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
DistributorApple Inc.
Release
Original networkApple TV+

Bad Monkey is an upcoming American television drama created and executive produced by Bill Lawrence. A co-production between Warner Bros. Television and Doozer Productions, it is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Carl Hiaasen. The series is led by Vince Vaughn, Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Meredith Hagner, Rob Delaney, Natalie Martinez, L. Scott Caldwell, Ronald Peet, and John Ortiz. Charlotte Lawrence and Alex Moffat also star in recurring roles.

Bad Monkey is scheduled to be released in the United States on Apple TV+.

Premise

Andrew Yancy is a one-time detective demoted to restaurant inspector in Southern Florida. A severed arm found by a tourist pulls Yancy into the world of greed and corruption that decimates the land and environment in both Florida and the Bahamas.

Cast

Main

Vince Vaughn stars in the lead role as Andrew Yancy
Vince Vaughn stars in the lead role as Andrew Yancy

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1TBAMarcos Siega[2]Bill Lawrence2022 (2022)

Production

In December 2018, Bill Lawrence's Doozer Productions signed an eight-figure five-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.[8] In August 2021, the two studios announced the development of Bad Monkey, a 10-episode drama series based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Carl Hiaasen, with Vince Vaughn starring and Apple TV+ distributing.[1] In December 2021, Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Meredith Hagner joined the cast.[2] In January 2022, Ana Villafañe, Rob Delaney, Ahmed Elhaj, Arturo Luis Soria, and Alex Moffat were added to the cast.[3][7] In March 2022, Natalie Martinez was cast as a series regular to replace Villafañe because, according to Deadline Hollywood, "the character had been written older than Villafañe's age, leading to the decision to replace her."[4] In April, L. Scott Caldwell and Charlotte Lawrence were reported to star, with Ronald Peet taking over Elhaj's role.[5] In June, it was announced John Ortiz had been cast to replace Soria in the series.[6]

Filming began in February 2022 under the working title Marcel. Shooting took place in the Florida Keys and Miami, Florida.[9][10] Filming locations included Duval Street, Key West.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 9, 2021). "Vince Vaughn To Headline Bad Monkey Apple TV+ Drama Series From Bill Lawrence". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 9, 2021. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Petski, Denise (December 2, 2021). "Bad Monkey: Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith & Meredith Hagner Join Vince Vaughn In Bill Lawrence's Apple TV+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 11, 2022). "Bad Monkey: Ana Villafañe, Rob Delaney Among Cast To Join Vince Vaughn In Bill Lawrence's Apple TV+ Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 17, 2022). "Natalie Martinez Joins Apple TV+ Series Bad Monkey In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d Otterson, Joe (April 1, 2022). "Bill Lawrence Apple Series Bad Monkey Adds Three New Cast Members (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2022). "John Ortiz Joins Apple TV+ Drama Series Bad Monkey In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Porter, Rick (January 28, 2022). "SNL Regular Alex Moffat Joins Apple's Bad Monkey (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 28, 2022.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 4, 2018). "Bill Lawrence's Doozer Inks Big New Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV, Sells Brent Morin Comedy To NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  9. ^ "issue one thousand two hundred sixty-one" (PDF). Production Weekly. August 26, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  10. ^ "Bad Monkey". Film & Television Industry Alliance. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  11. ^ @tikihousekw (March 9, 2022). "You never know what or who you will see at the Tiki House". Retrieved March 18, 2022 – via Instagram.