Vince Vaughn is the latest star set to appear on Apple TV+. The streaming service picked up Bad Monkey, a detective drama starring Vaughn and written by Bill Lawrence, who co-created Apple’s hit Ted Lasso.
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Yes, there’s a monkey in Bad Monkey
The 10-episode series will tell the story of Andrew Yancy (played by Vaughn), 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. (And there’s really a monkey.)
It’s based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 Bad Monkey novel. The book is a comedy but Apple describes its upcoming TV series as a drama.
Vince Vaughn’s breakthrough was in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Since then, many of his roles have been in comedies, like Wedding Crashers and Old School, through he had a reoccurring role on the True Detective series.
Bill Lawrence is best known for Ted Lasso but was also a showrunner/producer for Scrubs. He’s been involved in a number of other comedies, like Spin City and Cougar Town.
It’s not known when Bad Monkey will premiere on Apple TV+.