Josh Peck is going from Nickelodeon to Disney, as the Drake and Josh star has been tapped to lead the Disney+ reboot of Turner & Hooch, which got the series order from the studio.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peck will take on the role of U.S. Marshall Scott Turner (previously played by Tom Hanks in the 1989 original), who inherits an unruly dog, who may just be the partner he needs.
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Turner & Hooch series will kick off production on April 27th in Vancouver. The series is reportedly 10 episodes watching running an hour long.
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix is developing the series with 20th Century Fox Television where he has an overall deal. Josh Levy (Bones) will co-produce with Nix.
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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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