Disney+’s launch came with some of our favorite classic series and films. But it also had a few brand new originals/reboots including the hit Star Wars drama The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and the live action Lady & the Tramp film. We also know that there are quite a few other originals coming soon to the streaming service like a television series based on the FOX film Love, Simon and a Lizzy McGuire revival. But of course they know that if they want to stay competitive with the other streaming services, they have to continue to pump out content.
With that said Disney+ is now developing a series adaption of the 1989 classic buddy cop comedy film, Turner & Hooch. The series comes from Matt Nix, the creator and executive producer of Burn Notice, and 20th Century Fox TV where Nix is under an overall deal. Although there aren’t many details about the series, according to Deadline, it’s believed to be keeping the premise of the original film that starred Tom Hanks as Detective Scott Turner. In the film he reluctantly takes in Hooch, the large slobbery dog, after the murder of his longtime friend and owner of the dog.
Along with Hanks and Beasley the Dog, the film also starred Mare Winningham and Craig T. Nelson. Back in 1989 it was a box office hit as it grossed $71 million on a $13 million budget. This isn’t the first time that Turner & Hooch has been attempted to be turned into a television series. Touchstone Television produced a half an hour pilot for ABC, starring Thomas F. Wilson as Detective Scott Turner with Beasley reprising his role as Hooch. Although it didn’t end up going to series, it did air under ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney banner in July of 1990.
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