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  • Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith and Meredith Hagne have signed on to star in "Bad Monkey."
  • The series is created by Bill Lawrence and will star Vince Vaughn.

The upcoming Apple TV+ series "Bad Monkey" is rounding out its cast.

As reported by Variety, Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith and Meredith Hagne have all been added to the cast of the upcoming drama series. Marcos Siega has also signed on to executive produce and direct the first episode.

The series, which is being written by "Ted Lasso" creator Bill Lawrence, will star Vince Vaughn. "Bad Monkey" will tell the story of the Andrew Yancy, a detective who, after being demoted to a resturant inspector, gets pulled back into the world of greed and corruption.

The trio of actresses join previously announced series lead Vince Vaughn in the show, which is being written by "Ted Lasso" co-creator Bill Lawrence. Based on Carl Hiaasen's 2013 novel of the same name, the show 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.

Monaghan ("The Path," "True Detective") plays Bonnie, a mysterious woman trapped in an abusive, loveless marriage. She complicates Yancy's life both personally and professionally as a secret from her past resurfaces.

Turner-Smith ("Queen & Slim," "Anne Boleyn") stars as Dragon Queen/Gracie. She's both revered and feared on Andros as she practices Obeah alongside her contentious grandmother.

Hagner ("Search Party," "Vacation Friends") will play Eve. She's questioned by Yancy about her dead husband and he feels she might know more than she's saying.

In addition to "Bad Monkey" and "Ted Lasso," Lawrence is also working on "Shrinking," a new comedy series for Apple's streaming service that will star Jason Segel.

It's still unknown when "Bad Monkey" might make its debut on Apple TV+. If you want to see it in the best quality possible when it does, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

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