11:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Turner & Hooch' Reboot, Starring Josh Peck, Ordered to Series at Disney+
Disney+ is officially moving forward with its Turner & Hooch TV series.
Following a brief run in development, the streaming platform has tapped Drake & Josh grad Josh Peck to star in the 12-episode series for the streamer.
The project, a reboot of the 1989 feature film that starred Tom Hanks as a detective navigating a new life with an unruly dog named Hooch, hails from writer/executive producer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Disney-owned studio 20th Century Fox TV.
Much like the movie, the Disney+ effort will revolve around what happens when an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. Marshall 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. Marshall Scott Turner. (There's no word on casting for Hooch, or if the pup will be live-action or CGI.)
Peck's credits include 20th TV's Grandfathered, on which he starred opposite John Stamos in the Fox comedy. Beyond Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, which served as his breakout role, the actor has appeared in the indie drama Locating Silver Lake, the indie comedy Take the 10 and the Dan Fogelman feature Danny Collins.
Nix will exec 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, with a $71 million gross on a budget of $13 million.
Turner & Hooch becomes the latest Disney-owned IP to earn a reboot for the Mouse House's streaming platform. Disney+, which launched in November, also is updating High School Musical, Lizzie McGuire, The Sandlot andthe Greg Berlanti feature Love, Simon, among several other projects in early development.
A premiere date for Turner & Hooch has not been determined.
Peck is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment. Watch the trailer for the 1989 movie, below.