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Bad Monkey First Look From Apple TV+

Apple TV+ today unveiled the premiere date and a first look at Bad Monkey, the upcoming comedy from award-winning executive producer Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Shrinking) and starring acclaimed actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn, who also serves as an executive producer.

Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel and enduring cult favorite, the 10-episode series will make its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes on August 14, 2024, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through October 9.

Bad Monkey First Look From Apple TV+

Bad Monkey tells the story of Andrew Yancy (Vaughn), who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys.

But after stumbling upon a case that begins with a human arm fished up by tourists, he realizes that if he can prove murder, he’ll be back in. He just needs to get past a trove of Floridian oddballs and one bad monkey.

Bad Monkey First Look From Apple TV+

In addition to Vince Vaughn, the ensemble cast also includes L. Scott Caldwell (The Fugitive), Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Meredith Hagner (Search Party), Natalie Martinez (La Promesa del Returno), Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live, Holiday), Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Ronald Peet (First Reformed), and Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen and Slim).

The guest stars include John Ortiz (Fast and Furious) and Zach Braff (Scrubs). Charlotte Lawrence is making her television debut.

Bad Monkey First Look From Apple TV+

Hailing from Warner Bros. Television, Bad Monkey is developed by executive producer and showrunner Lawrence. Lawrence executive produced through his Doozer Productions alongside Jeff Ingold, Matt Tarses (Scrubs), Marcos Siega, Vince Vaughn, and Liza Katzer.

Bad Monkey marks the most recent collaboration between Lawrence and Warner Bros. Television for Apple TV+, following the Emmy-nominated global hit series Shrinking and global phenomenon Ted Lasso. Co-created by Lawrence, Ted Lasso made history by becoming the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series ever and landed back-to-back Emmy Awards for best comedy series for its first and second seasons.

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