Disney+ has cast its two female leads for its upcoming “Turner & Hooch” reboot, adding Lyndsy Fonseca and Carra Patterson.
The 12-episode series features “Drake & Josh” star Josh Peck in the lead role as U.S. Marshall Scott Turner. The series is based on the 1989 film of the same name, which starred Tom Hanks.
Here is the official logline from Disney+: “When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshall inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.”
Fonseca will play Laura, Turner’s (Peck) sister and the mother of 7-year-old Matthew. Like the rest of her family, Laura is still coming to terms with the death of their father. A dog lover, who currently owns special needs dogs, Laura (with Matthew) brings over their father’s legacy to Scott, a huge slobbery dog named Hooch. Laura is close to both her brother and mother — with whom she discovers that their father’s death may not have been an accident.
Patterson will portray Jessica, Scott Turner’s (Peck) partner, and a sharp contrast to his spit-and-polish ways (which she constantly teases him about). Brave and quick-thinking on the job (though sometimes her sense of humor gets her in trouble), Jessica genuinely respects and supports Scott. Happily married to Grady, Jessica has no problem with Scott’s new sidekick, a slobbery dog named Hooch, and she’s willing to bring Hooch to work with them on a tough case.
The project, which comes from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and 20th Century Fox TV (where Nix has an overall deal), was put into development in December.
Nix writes and executive produces with Josh Levy (“Bones”), who serves as co-executive producer.
Deadline first reported the casting on Wednesday.