A series based on the 1989 comedy Turner & Hooch is heading to streaming service Disney+.
Set to lead the series is Josh Peck (pictured below), whose credits include The Wackness, Red Dawn and Mean Creek. As reported by Variety, Peck will be playing “an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. Marshall who inherits a big unruly dog. He soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.”
The original film had Tom Hanks in the lead role. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, The 6th Day), the film wasn’t a hit with reviews (52% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience score of 51%) but it did do well financially, earning over $US70 million on a budget of around $US13 million.
Disney+ has ordered a 12-episode season with 1-hour episodes. Burn Notice and The Gifted creator Matt Nix is on board to write and exec produce the series, with Josh Levy (Bones) attached as co-executive producer.
As a refresher, check out an old-school trailer for Turner & Hooch: