‘Friends’ Monkey May Appear in ‘Y: The Last Man’ TV Adaptation

first_img Watch: Monkey Uses Rock to Shatter Glass Enclosure at China ZooFossilized Primate Tooth Helps Fill Gap in Monkey Evolution Stay on target A quarter of a decade after making her screen debut as Marcel on Friends, capuchin monkey Katie may be returning to TV.Eagle-eyed FX CEO John Landgraf spotted the simian in early cuts of the network’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaugh’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man.“I recognize Jennifer Aniston, I recognize Courteney Cox, and I recognize that monkey,” Landgraf said during a recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.From 1994 to 1999, Landgraft serves as Vice President of Primetime at NBC, where he oversaw the development of popular shows like—you guessed it—Friends.Now, as head of the FX Network, he’s reunited with Katie.“There’s nothing like a really experienced actor who knows how to hit their marks,” he joked.THR confirmed the sighting with representatives for Katie’s animal trainer, who verified the casting—as well as her age.Apparently the monkey is in her “mid-to-late 20s,” which means she was only a baby when choking down Scrabble letters as Ross Gellar’s mischievous pet.In the decades since Marcel was sent to that great big zoo in the sky, Katie has appeared in one-off (usually uncredited) roles in The Loop, 30 Rock, and Sam & Cat.Now she’s starring opposite Barry Keoghan in Y, which follows Yorick Brown (Keoghan), the last surviving man on Earth, as he investigates why the male population has been wiped out.Primate companion Ampersand (Katie) is the only other living male mammal.But while Katie has already filmed her part in the pilot, THR reported, the show has undergone structural changes, with showrunners Aida Croal and Michael Green being replaced by Eliza Clark.So there’s no telling whether the real-life capuchin (expected to live up to 40 years) will stay on the payroll, or if she’ll be replaced by a CGI version when the show debuts next year.Landgraf has remained a fan, praising Katie’s work on Y and claiming that she’s “still as good” 25 years later.More on Geek.com:LEGO Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetSyfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsFans Create Viral Campaign to Bring ‘The OA’ Back to Netflixlast_img

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