Like the movie, the hour long series centers on Scott Turner, played by Josh Peck, who now is a U.S. marshal — versus the police detective played by Tom Hanks in the movie. When the ambitious, buttoned-up marshal inherits a big unruly dog, Hooch, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.
In the 12-episode series from Burn Notice writer / creator Matt Nix, the role of Hooch is played by five different dogs of the same breed: Arnie, Hammer, Obi, Cyd and Mya. (It is Hammer in this pic.)
In addition to Peck, the human cast of the series includes Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura, Carra Patterson as Jessica, Vanessa Lengies as Erica, Antony Ruivivar as Chief James Clark, Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier, Jeremy Maguire as Matthew and Becca Tobin as Brooke.
Nix is also executive producing and Josh Levy is co-executive producer. 20th TV, part of Disney TV Studios, is the studio.
Turner & Hooch was first released in 1989. Along with Hanks, the cast also included Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, and Reginald VelJohnson. Roger Spottiswoode directed. It went on to gross over $70 million at the box office on a reported budget of $13 million.
Peck first broke out as one of the two stars of the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh. His recent TV roles include playing one of the leads on the Fox comedy Grandfathered, as well as appearances on shows like The Mindy Project and Fuller House. On the film side, he is known for roles in projects such as Locating Silver Lake, Take the 10, Danny Collins, and The Wackness.
|Nix most recently created the Fox show The Gifted and co-created Fox’s APB under his overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, which is now part of Disney. He is perhaps best known for creating the USA Network series Burn Notice, which ran for seven seasons. Nix’s other credits include The Comedians, Complications, and The Good Guys.|