Disney+ developing Turner & Hooch TV series
As if Disney+’s upcoming library wasn’t already jam-packed with updates on classic properties, the new streaming service has begun early development on a series adaptation of the beloved 1989 Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)-starring buddy cop comedy Turner & Hooch, according to Variety.
The original film followed Hanks’ uptight California detective Scott Turner as his life is uprooted when is he forced to partner up with the drooling junkyard dog Hooch, as the Dogue de Bordeaux was witness to the murder of his owner and can identify the killer. In addition to Hanks, the original film starred Mare Winningham, Reginald VelJohnson and Craig Nelson.
The series adaptation has signed Matt Nix, creator of Fox’s The Gifted and USA Network’s Burn Notice, to write and executive produce the series. The 48-year-old writer/producer currently has an overall deal set with 20th Century Fox TV, who is attached to the series reimagining.
No plot details are currently available on the series version, but sources report its being envisioned as a reimagining of the 1989 film.
Turner and Hooch joins a list of properties being rebooted and reimagined by Disney+ including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Home Alone and Night at the Museum, amongst others. The 1989 film is currently available for streaming on the new streaming service. The Home Alone reboot recently cast Archie Yates (Jojo Rabbit), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe).