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First Look: Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie

Tony Shalhoub returns as Monk Dec 8.

By Henry Block
Tony Shalhoub as Monk

Quirky detective Adrian Monk is officially returning to solve one more mystery, 12 years after Monk’s record-breaking series finale — and this week Peacock is sharing its first-look images of the forthcoming project.

Everything we know about Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie 

Based on the critically acclaimed USA comedy, Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie will premiere on Peacock on Dec 8 and will reunite the show’s original cast, including Ted Levine (Leland Stottlemeyer), Traylor Howard (Natalie Teeger), Jason Gray-Stanford (Randall Disher), Melora Hardin (Trudy Monk), and Hector Elizondo (Dr. Neven Bell). Of course, the movie will star Tony Shalhoub (Adrian Monk), who is also an executive producer. 

The original creative team — creator, executive producer, and writer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman, and executive producer/director Randy Zisk — are also involved in the project, so we know this movie will bring back everything we love about the original series. 

But while the movie will capture the magic of the show, it also plans to bring Monk into the present day. “It’s been 12 years since the world has seen a fresh installment of Monk,” said director Randy Zisk. “The world has changed mightily in those intervening years and [the film] reflects the changing world.” It’s an understatement to say we’re excited to once again see the world from Monk’s off-kilter point of view.

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

In the must-see movie, Monk will solve one last, very personal case involving his beloved stepdaughter Molly, a journalist preparing for her wedding. “The movie has the heart and humor of the original series with a contemporary relevance,” Michael Sluchan, EVP, Movies, Kids, Daytime, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said. 

Monk ran on the USA network for eight seasons, receiving critical acclaim and high viewership throughout its run. The series won a whopping eight primetime Emmy awards, with three going to Tony Shalhoub for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. 

See the first-look photos below:

(L-R) Traylor Howard, Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine
Caitlin McGee
Ted Levine (L) and James Purefoy (R)
Tony Shalhoub (L) and Caitlin McGee (R)
Tony Shalhoub (L) and Melora Hardin (R)
Hector Elizondo (L) and Tony Shalhoub (R)

Stream all eight seasons of Monk on Peacock.

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