‘Turner & Hooch’ Reboot Starring Josh Peck Coming to Disney+. Drake & Josh star, Josh Peck, has been cast as US Marshall Scott Turner for a reboot series of the 1989 film, Turner & Hooch. The role originally played by Tom Hanks, followed Scott Turner, a US Marshall who’s only witness and lead to solving a mysterious murder is the victims dog.
The film was originally adapted for a television series in the 90’s, but was ultimately shelved by NBC and Touchstone Television. This revival comes as a bit of a happy surprise for fans, who are interested to see how the story will develop in a new day and age, with a similar plot point and new cast.
Matt Nix is signed to pen the 12-episode series for Disney+. Josh Levy is set to co-executive produce the reboot. Disney CEO Bob Iger has been very enthusiastic about the new and renewed content coming to Disney+.
“We will continue to add [programming], we’ve got a lot coming up — we’ve just had a spot in the Super Bowl for three new original Marvel series, Mandalorian will come back in October, we have more Star Wars series in development, there are a lot of original movies — so that will continue,” The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger shared on CNBC. “And there will be growth in investment in original content. But this will never be what I’ll call a pure volume play. It will be about high-quality, branded content.”
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