Yet another series has been ordered for Disney+‘s growing roster of original content. This time around, it’s the 1989 buddy cop, comedy, Turner and Hooch, getting the series treatment. As reported by Deadline, the series will be starring Drake & Josh‘s Josh Peck as its lead, Scott Turner.
Leading the project as its executive producer and writer is Matt Nix, who is still in an overall deal with Fox to act as a showrunner for 20th Century Television. Bones‘ Josh Levy is going to help with production as an executive producer.
In contrast to the film, Turner is a US marshal who inherits a dog. The original film followed detective Turner, played by Tom Hanks, as he goes to unravel the murder of his friend, Amos Reed. In doing so, he takes in Reed’s pet Dogue de Bordeaux, Hooch. While the movie was a flop when it came to critics, it stuck with fans and became a financial success, earning $71 million, well over its reported budget of $13 million.
This isn’t their first whack at a TV series based on Turner and Hooch. Back in 1990, Fox tried their hands at a gritty spin-off called Poochinski on NBC. In the end, it fell flat with only its pilot airing. Nowadays, it has a group of loyal fans dreaming of what it could have been outside of just a pilot.
The reboot has been in the works since late last year. With the series being made, it would be yet another in a long line of series adaptations. Disney has gone about picking out of Fox’s library with Love, Simon being a top pick. They are also gearing to revive Lizzie Maguire.