Disney+ has found its successor to Tom Hanks in the upcoming Turner & Hooch TV reboot series!
Josh Peck, a former child actor on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh and more recently starred as the lead in the indie drama Locating Silver Lake, will be cast in the 12-episode hourlong series as Scott Turner, the character Hanks played in the original 1989 comedy.
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In the original movie, Scott was a police detective who inherited his friend’s dog Hooch after he was murdered. Comedy follows as Scott attempts to adjust to life with a giant, unruly dog, but the pet becomes the best assistant in solving his friend’s case. In the new Disney+ series, Scott is described as “an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. Marshall” who, once again, inherits the dog.
The creator behind Burn Notice, Matt Nix, will write and executive produce the new Turner & Hooch reboot. Josh Levy from Bones will act as a co-executive producer.
The 33-year-old actor also shared the news of his role in Turner & Hooch on Instagram with a simple, ”👦🏻🐶” on Instagram.
Recently, Peck has appeared on Fuller House and recorded voice roles for LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars and Gnome Alone. He was also featured in Take the 10 alongside Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen, and played as John Stamos’ on-screen son in Grandfathered on Fox in 2015.
Disney+ has recently announced multiple original reboot series. The new Turner & Hooch series will join the recent High School Musical reboot and Lizzie McGuire revival.