Glee alum, Vanessa Lengies has joined the cast of the Disney+ Turner & Hooch series, opposite Josh Peck, a reboot of the 1989 Tom Hanks led film of the same name.
According to Deadline, Lengies is set to play Erica, who is the chief trainer at the U.S. Marshal K-9 facility. When she’s with a dog, her cute awkwardness disappears and she is a natural leader. Erica is less comfortable with people, especially cute guys like Scott Turner (Peck), who is oblivious to Erica’s interest in him. Erica is on board to train Hooch, as a new K-9 for the US Marshall, and it’s clear she’s looking forward to work with Hooch and Scott.
Vanessa Lengies joins a cast that includes, Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), who plays Laura, Scott Turner’s sister and the mother of 7-year-old Matthew, and Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton), Turner’s partner.
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.