“Bad Monkey,” a new 10-episode drama series from Emmy Award-nominated writer and executive producer Bill Lawrence, starring Vince Vaughn, who also serves as executive producer, received a series order from Apple TV+ yesterday.
“Bad Monkey” is written by Lawrence, who will executive produce through his Doozer Productions alongside Matt Tarses and Jeff Ingold. Liza Katzer will serve as co-executive producer.
“Bad Monkey” is based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 novel of the same name, a New York Times Bestseller and enduring cult favorite, and will air on television, where Lawrence has an overall deal. The book was described by the New York Times as “a hilarious masterpiece… brilliantly written” and “a rollicking misadventure in the colorful annals of wealth and corruption in South Florida.”
“Bad Monkey,” tells 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 out fishing pulls Yancy into the world of greed and corruption that decimates the land and environment in both Florida and the Bahamas. And yes, there’s a monkey.
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