10 AUG 2021

Apple acquires rights to new drama series “Bad Monkey”

The series order follows the platform’s premiere of global hit Apple Original comedy series “Ted Lasso.” Written and executively produced by Bill Lawrence , the Doozer Production will star Vince Vaughn.

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Apple TV+ has confirmed a series order for “Bad Monkey." The 10-episode series written and executively produced by Bill Lawrence will star Vince Vaughn, who will also serve as executive producer.

The series order follows the season two premiere of global hit Apple Original comedy series “Ted Lasso,” co-created by Lawrence, which recently made history as this year’s most Emmy Award-nominated comedy series with 20 nominations and became the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series ever.

“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. Deriving from Warner Bros. Television, where Lawrence is under an overall deal, “Bad Monkey” is based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 novel of the same name, a New York Times Best Seller. 

“Bad Monkey,” tells the story of detective Andrew Yancy as he is demoted to restaurant inspector in Southern Florida. A severed arm found by a tourist out fishing pulls Yancy uncovers a web of corruption in Florida and the Bahamas.