Apple TV + is expanding its relationship with Bill Lawrence following the success of Ted lasso.
Earlier today, Apple TV + announced that it has placed a serial order for Bad monkey, a new 10-episode drama from Emmy Award-nominated writer and executive producer Bill Lawrence. Lawrence, who is already working with Apple on Ted lasso and is also known for Scrubs, will write and executive produce the series.
Bad monkey will star Vince Vaughn, known for Wedding crashers, Dodgeball, Y The breaking, will star in and also serve as an executive producer on the series.
“Bad Monkey” tells the story of Andrew Yancy (played by Vaughn), a former detective demoted to restaurant inspector in South Florida. A severed arm found by a fishing tourist leads Yancy into the world of greed and corruption that decimates the land and the environment in both Florida and the Bahamas. And yes, there is a monkey.
Coming from Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence has a general agreement, “Bad Monkey” is based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 novel of the same name, a New York Times bestseller and an enduring cult favorite. The New York Times called the book “a comic marvel … beautifully constructed” and “a hilarious misadventure in the colorful annals of greed and corruption in South Florida.”
“Bad Monkey” is written by Lawrence, who will executive produce through Doozer Productions alongside Matt Tarses and Jeff Ingold. Liza Katzer will serve as co-executive producer.
It is currently unclear when Bad monkey wants to premiere on Apple TV +. If you want to enjoy the series in the best quality when you do, check out our list of the best TVs for Apple TV 2021.
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