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Alex Moffat of 'SNL' fame signs on for Apple TV+ show 'Bad Monkey'

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What you need to know

  • Alex Moffat has signed on to play opposite Vince Vaughn on an upcoming Apple TV+ show.
  • Moffat will take on a recurring role in the new show.
  • Bad Monkey is based on a popular 2013 novel.

Upcoming Apple TV+ series Bad Monkey has a new cast member following the news that Saturday Night Live's Alex Moffat has joined the show.

Set to star Vince Vaughn, the next big Apple TV+ show is based on Carl Hiaasen's popular 2013 novel about a former detective who winds up working as a food inspector. Deadline reports that Moffat will have a recurring role opposite Vaughn.

Bad Monkey tells the story of Andrew Yancy (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. Moffat will play Evan Shook, an obnoxious real estate developer from Maryland who has bought the land next door to Andrew Yancy (Vaughn) on a secluded promontory in Big Pine Key and is in the process of developing a hideous spec house that is an affront to Yancy's environmentalist sensibilities. Yancy makes it his mission to scuttle Shook's plans, creating one problem after another for Shook as he desperately tries to find a buyer for his McMansion.

There is currently no timeline for when we can expect Bad Monkey to appear on our screens but this is one show that is already shaping up to be another winner for Apple's streaming service.

Apple TV+ is available as a $4.99 per month subscription and is also part of the Apple One bundle, too.

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Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.