‘Monk’ movie to be shot in Toronto

Pop Goes The News – Thirteen years after the final episode of Monk aired, Tony Shaloub is reprising his role as obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in a new movie.

Monk, which ran for eight seasons between 2002 and 2009, earned Shaloub three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series as well as a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The movie, destined for U.S. streaming service Peacock, will be shot in and around Toronto beginning this spring, according to sources.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Monk. Although set in San Francisco, the pilot episode was filmed in Vancouver and the first season was shot in Toronto. (Seasons 2 through 8 were made primarily in Los Angeles.)

No details about the storyline have been revealed and it’s not known if all of the original cast members – Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford and Traylor Howard – are returning.

Shaloub, 69, has played Abraham “Abe” Weissman on Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was renewed last year for a fifth and final season.

He reunited with his Monk cast for a seven-minute short, Mr. Monk Shelters in Place, that streamed on Peacock during the pandemic.

A Monk TV movie that was in the works in 2012 for USA Network was scrapped, reportedly due to budget issues.