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a still of Vince Vaughn as his character Andrew Yancy in 'Bad Monkey'. He's wearing a suit and has his hands in his pockets as he walks down a tree-lined street.

‘Bad Monkey’: First Look, Release Date, Cast & More

Apple TV+ has unveiled the premiere date and a first look at Bad Monkey, starring Vince Vaughn.

Based on Carl Hiaasen’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, the 10-episode comedy will hit our screens later this year. Here are the pics, plus everything we know so far:


Jodie Turner-Smith wears a green dress and stands in a sandy area in 'Bad Monkey'

courtesy Apple TV+

What is Bad Monkey about?

Bad Monkey tells the story of Andrew Yancy (portrayed by Vince) who has been bounced from the Miami Police department and is now a health inspector in the Keys. Per the official description from Apple TV+, “After stumbling upon a case that begins with a human arm fished up by tourists, he realises that if he can provde murder, he’ll be back in. He just needs to get past a trove of Floridian oddballs and one bad monkey.”


a still from Bad Monkey. some people are seated and dressed in black at a funeral.

courtesy Apple TV+


A still from showing a man with a monkey on his shoulder

courtesy Apple TV+


Michelle Monaghan's character is sitting at a table with a plate of food and a wine glass beside her. She is looking on at someone seated at the table with her.

courtesy Apple TV+

Who is in the Bad Monkey cast?

In addition to Vince Vaughn, the cast includes L. Scott Caldwell, Rob Delaney, Meredith Hagner, Natalie Martinez, Alex Moffat, Michelle Monaghan, Ronald Peet and Jodie Turner-Smith. There are also several guest stars including John Ortiz, Zach Braff and Charlotte Lawrence.

Vince is also serving as an executive producer alongside Bill Lawrence who was behind the hugely successful Ted Lasso.

(More first look pics of Bad Monkey below.)


Zach Braff in a still from Bad Monkey. He looks dishevelled, is sitting at a candlelit table with a drink in one hand.

courtesy Apple TV+


A still showing two people sitting on outdoor chairs at the beach. One is a lady with a dog in her lap and the other is a man with food on a table beside him.

courtesy Apple TV+


a still of a man wearing a pale striped shirt and is outdoors with palm trees behind him.

courtesy Apple TV+


When will Bad Monkey be released?

The first two episodes of Bad Monkey will be released on Apple TV+ on August 14, with new episodes out weekly until October 9.


(Feature Image Credit: Apple TV+)


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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.