The “Turner & Hooch” Disney+ reboot series has tapped actor/director Robert Duncan McNeill to work behind the camera. McNeill is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on “Star Trek: Voyager.” He’s also directed episodes of “Dawson’s Creek,” “Chuck,” and “The Orville.”
The TV series, which is based off the 1989 movie, centers around Scott Turner, who is a U.S. Marshall (he was a police detective in the film), and his slobbery dog. When the ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.
The series will star Josh Peck (Drake and Josh) as Scott Turner, Vanessa Lengies (Glee) as Erica, who is the chief trainer at the U.S. Marshal K-9 facility, Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), who plays Laura, Scott Turner’s sister and the mother of 7-year-old Matthew, and Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton), Turner’s partner.
The series will also star Anthony Ruivivar (The Haunting of Hill House) as US Marshall Chief James Clark, Scott Turner’s boss, Brandon Jay McLaren (The Twilight Zone) as Xavier Watkins, a marine-turned US Marshal, Jeremy Maguire (Modern Family) as Matthew, Scott Turner’s nephew and Becca Tobin (Glee) will recur as Brooke, a federal prosecutor and Scott Turner’s ex-girlfriend.
The twelve-episode, hourlong series just started production in Vancouver, Canada and is expected to wrap in early April 2021.
McG was recently confirmed to direct at least one episode of the series. McG’s past directing credits include hit series Lethal Weapon and Chuck. He has also worked on many films including “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” “Terminator Salvation” and “We Are Marshall.”
Matt Nix (Burn Notice) is writing and executive producing the series, with Josh Levy co-executive producing.
A release date has not been set for the new series, but you can currently stream the original “Turner & Hooch” film on Disney+.