11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Lyndsy Fonseca to Co-Star in 'Turner and Hooch' Disney+ Series
The cast of the Disney+ dramedy Turner and Hooch is coming together.
Agent Carter alum Lyndsy Fonseca and up-and-comer Carra Patterson have been tapped to star opposite Josh Peck in the reboot of the Tom Hanks feature film for the streaming platform.
Much like the 1989 movie, the Disney+ effort will revolve around what happens when an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. Marshal inherits an obstreperous canine and how he soon realizes the pet he didn't want may be the partner he needs. Peck will play the role of U.S. Marshal Scott Turner. There's no word on casting for Hooch, or if the pup will be live-action or CGI in the 12-episode series.
Fonseca will play Laura, the sister to Peck's Scott and the mother of a 7-year-old son. Like the rest of her family, she is still coming to terms with the death of their father. A dog lover, who currently owns special needs dogs, Laura (with her son) brings over their father's legacy to Scott, a huge slobbery dog named Hooch. Laura is close to both her brother and mother — with whom she discovers that their father’s death may not have been an accident.
Fonseca's credits include Down Dog, The Escort, Hot Tub Time Machine, Kick-Ass 2, The Ward, Nikita, Desperate Housewives, Big Love and How I Met Your Mother. She is repped by ICM and Management 360.
Patterson, meanwhile, will play Scott's partner, Jessica, who operates in sharp contrast to his spit-and-polish ways (which she constantly teases him about). Brave and quick-thinking on the job (though her sense of humor sometimes gets her in trouble), Jessica genuinely respects and supports Scott. Happily married to Grady, Jessica has no problem with Scott’s new sidekick, a slobbery dog named Hooch, and she’s willing to bring Hooch to work with them on a tough case. Patterson's credits include last season's Fox pilot Patty's Auto, Straight Outta Compton, The Arrangement and HBO's upcoming Lovecraft Country.
Burn Notice grad Matt Nix will executive produce via his overall deal with 20th TV. Key to rebooting the series is that Disney has ownership of the movie, which was produced by the company's Touchstone Pictures and was a financial (if not critical) box office hit, earning $71 million on a budget of $13 million.