Ted Lasso is top of the league when it comes to Apple TV+’s flagship shows, winning large viewing figures and more awards than Manchester City, so it’s no surprise that they’re willing to give that show’s Executive Producer Bill Lawrence the chance to create something else for the streaming service in the form of Vince Vaughn vehicle Bad Monkey.
Empire Online reveal that Lawrence is working on an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 novel of the same name, and that the show has already been given a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The official synopsis for Bad Monkey reads:
When a severed arm is discovered by a couple on honeymoon in the Florida Keys, former police detective – now reluctant restaurant inspector – Andrew Yancy (Vaughn) senses that something doesn’t add up. Determined to get his badge back, he undertakes an unofficial investigation of his own.
Andrew’s search for the truth takes him to the Bahamas, where a local man, with the help of a very bad monkey (who allegedly worked on the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) is doing everything in his power to prevent a developer from building a new tourist resort on the island, with deadly consequences . . .
It all sounds delightfully off-kilter, with filming due to get underway sometime later this year. Let us know what you think of this news by heading to our social channels @FlickeringMyth…