After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney+ has begun production on its Turner & Hooch series in Vancouver, Canada.
According to Deadline, the series added four new cast members, Anthony Ruivivar (The Haunting of Hill House), Brandon Jay McLaren (The Twilight Zone), and Jeremy Maguire (Modern Family) are set as series regulars and Becca Tobin (Glee) will recur.
Like the movie, the series centers on Scott Turner (Josh Peck), who now is a U.S. marshal, versus the police detective played by Tom Hanks in the movie. When the ambitious, buttoned-up marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.
The series is also set to star Vanessa Lengies (Glee) as Erica, who is the chief trainer at the U.S. Marshal K-9 facility, 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.
Ruivivar will play US Marshall Chief James Clark, Scott Turner’s boss. Chief Clark respects Scott, but is very uncomfortable around Scott’s new dog, the slobbery Hooch, who is actually quite fond of the Chief. However, when Hooch helps solve a case, Chief Clark has a change of heart and bends the rules to allow him to receive K-9 training.
McLaren will portray Xavier Watkins, a marine-turned US Marshal. He’s cool and enigmatic and a bit quirky. As one of the most experienced deputies in the office, he has a lot to teach younger deputies like Scott Turner. Although he’s more of a cat lover, he finds a kindred spirit in Scott’s sidekick, Hooch.
Maguire will play Matthew, Scott Turner’s nephew. He’s a dog lover who is thrilled to drop off the huge, slobbery Hooch with his Uncle Scott after Scott’s late father leaves Hooch to him.
Tobin will recur as Brooke, a federal prosecutor and Scott Turner’s ex-girlfriend. She comes from a wealthy family of powerful lawyers but downplays her wealth and status. She represents everything Scott thinks he wants out of life—she even likes his slobbering K-9 sidekick, even if Hooch occasionally chews on her legal briefs.
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.