The new Turner & Hooch reboot series coming to Disney+ has landed a director. According to The DisInsider, McG (The Babysitter) has signed on to direct at least one episode. Its unknown at this time if he will direct the whole series.
McG recently directed the hit series Lethal Weapon and Chuck and has worked on many films including Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Terminator Salvation and We Are Marshall.
The DisInsider is also reporting that production on the ten-episode, hourlong series is set to begin on September 22 in Vancouver, Canada, and is expected to wrap in early April 2021.
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 an 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.
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+.