Disney+ and 20th Century Fox TV are teaming up to develop a Turner & Hooch series from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. Nix is under an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV.
According to Deadline, details are being kept under wraps but is expected to follow the same premise of the original film that starred Tom Hanks (Toy Story franchise) which followed an uptight, by-the-book police officer who hopes to leave his sleepy California town and work in the big city. When his friend Amos Reed, the proprietor of a junkyard, is killed, Turner reluctantly inherits the man’s dog. Realizing that the canine may be able to help him solve the murder case, Turner attempts to adjust to life with the big dog, resulting in much household destruction and unwelcome chaos.
Released in 1989, the original film was a box office hit grossing $71 million on a $13 million budget. The success all spawned an ABC half-hour pilot, produced by Touchstone TV and starring Thomas F. Wilson as Det. Scott Turner and Beasley the Dog reprising his role, did not go to series but aired under the ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney banner in July 1990.