How to watch Mr. Monk's Last Case — release date, time, streaming service

Watch Mr Monk's Last Case starring Tony Shalhoub (pictured)
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After a 14-year absence from the small screen, genius detective Adrian Monk has returning to TV screens for a one-off movie special, Mr. Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie.

The original show, starring Tony Shalhoub as the germaphobic private investigator, ran for a lengthy eight seasons on USA Network, but it's back now and exclusive to Peacock and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Mr. Monk's Last Case: release date, streaming service

Release date: Friday, December 8, 2023
• US stream on Peacock
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Monk's return sees him resume his detective career for an all-new mystery – and this time its personal. The sleuth's stepdaughter Molly (Caitlin McGee) is in the middle of preparing for her wedding to Griffin (Austin Scott) – an investigative journalist that's working on a story which is set to expose crimes involving tech billionaire Rick Eden (James Purefoy).

Those wedding plans become upended when a mysterious death draws Monk out of retirement.

Fans of the show will be delighted to see a host of familiar faces reprising their roles alongside Shalhoub, including Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford, Traylor Howard, Melora Hardin and Hector Elizondo. Bitty Schram, who played Monk's nurse for two seasons, is the only major player that's absent. 

Series creator Andy Breckman is also back onboard as screenwriter and executive producer, ensuring that the feel of the much-missed original show will be present and correct

Here's everything you need to know to watch Mr. Monk's Last Case from anywhere in the world.

How to watch Mr. Monk's Last Case from anywhere

Just because Peacock isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Monk's return. if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to your streaming service of choice and tune in.

How to watch Mr. Monk's Last Case in the U.S.

In the U.S., Mr. Monk's Last Case is avaialble to stream on demand exclusively via Peacock right now with the movie release on Friday, December 8. 

A subscription to Peacock is $5.99 a month for Peacock Premium membership, but the $11.99 Peacock Premium Plus gives you an ad-free experience. 

Not only is Peacock one of the best streaming services, but it is available on most of the best streaming devices.


Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium.

Can I watch Mr. Monk's Last Case in Canada, the U.K. or Australia?

Despite Monk being a huge TV hit around the world, there are currently no confirmed details of this spin-off movie being available to watch outside of the U.S..

An American travelling abroad and unable to access Peacock? As mentioned above, a VPN will let you stream the movie and other Peacock content online for no matter where you are.

Mr. Monk's Last Case trailer

Mr. Monk's Last Case cast

  • Tony Shalhoub as Mr. Monk
  • Ted Levine as Leland Stottlemeyer
  • Jason Gray-Stanford as Randall Disher
  • Traylor Howard as Natalie Teeger
  • Melora Hardin as Trudy
  • Hector Elizondo as Neven Bell
  • Caitlin McGee as Molly
  • Austin Scott as Griffin
  • James Purefoy as Rick Eden

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Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.