Ever since season 8 of ‘Monk’ aired in 2009, fans have been waiting to hear if there will be another season of the show.
After airing for 8 straight seasons, ‘Monk’ has left everyone wondering whether it will return for season 9. The heart-wrenching storyline and some captivating moments prove that this show was no less than an emotional journey. Now, it has been more than 10 years ever since the last season was released, and there is only one question hanging in the mind of the audience – Will they get to see season 9 of ‘Monk’?
- What is ‘Monk’ about?
- What happened in ‘Monk’ Season 8?
- Will there be a season 9?
What is the storyline of ‘Monk’?
Helmed by Andy Breckman, ‘Monk’ is an American mystery-drama series, revolving around the story of a former cop, Adrian Monk, portrayed by Tony Shalhoub, who was removed from the police force because of his diagnosis with a compulsive disorder, after the murder of his wife Trudy.
How did season 8 end?
The season began with Adrian accepting the job of the bodyguard of a child star. He then meets an African widower, who is determined to find the driver who ran over his wife. However, Adrian somehow confuses the widower’s wife, with his wife Trudy.
Adrian is again asked to investigate a case in the desert where he was stranded with Natalie. Later, the residents of the area come across a few voodoo dolls, making Natalie’s suspiciousness even stronger towards the theatre critic. In the quest of finding the serial killer, Adrian goes to the place where he first heard about his wife’ murder, bringing him closer to the murderer. At that spot, Adrian finds Trudy’s last message, which helps him in identifying the killer.
Will there be ‘Monk’ Season 9?
Well, this might come as a little disappointment for all the fans out there, but season 8 of ‘Monk’ was the final season. However, one thing to note is that ‘Monk’ had received a pretty high viewership, then why did the creators of the show decide to end it? According to the “TV series finale”, this decision was unanimous amongst all the team members and it all came down to the finances as the network was unable to bear the high cost of production.
To not leave the fans disheartened, USA’s Executive VP of Original Programming, Jeff Wachtel, said that they have made sure to make the finale as promising as possible.
“Our fans have been extremely dedicated, and season eight should prove to be a very satisfying reward.”
Well, if you have seen the finale, you will agree with the VP, as it was as satisfying as it could be.
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