Disney’s ‘Turner & Hooch’ Series Lands McG As Director

If you were a big star in the 1980s, you probably found yourself paired up with a canine co-star a time or two. In 1989 it happened to one of the most beloved actors around, Tom Hanks, in the “classic” comedy Turner & Hooch, a film that Disney has been itching to revive for years. More than a year ago they set that plan in motion with a Disney+ series reboot from Matt Nix (Burn Notice), and now we know it’ll be McG directing the pilot.

According to Deadline, it’ll be Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation director McG helming the Turner & Hooch pilot, and acting as exec-producer.  The Disney+ series will take its cues from the 1989 buddy comedy about a California detective who takes in a French mastiff named Hooch, and together they solve crimes. The major difference is the lead character is a US Marshall.

The human stars will be Josh Peck, Carra Patterson, Brandon Jay McLaren, Anthony Ruivivar, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jeremy Maguire, and Vanessa Lengies. The various pups acting in hopes of a good belly rub or a game of fetch will be Arnie, Hammer, Obi, Cyd, and Mya. Awwwww.


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