Yes, the comedian had a few guest-starring roles over the years — like in Netflix’s Fuller House — but this is the first time since 2007 that Josh will be leading an entire series! Based on the 1989 flick of the same name, Turner & Hooch is headed to Disney+, and they’ve already started filming in Canada.
Additional information about the series has been kept under wraps, but a few things have been released so far. Josh is set to star as a U.S. Marshal Scott Turner (played by Hollywood legend Tom Hanks in the original film) who “inherits a big, unruly dog,” per Deadline. “He soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs,” the publication also reported in February 2020, following the initial casting announcement. Josh’s character is set to be Tom’s son in the show. The 12-episode series is officially set to premiere on Disney+ on July 16, 2021!
In May 2021, Disney+ gave fans a first look at the show. Hooch walked around set with a camera strapped to his back and shared a first look at both the cast in costume and their sets! Josh even chatted with EW about working side-by-side with a dog for the show, calling it “one giant mis-hap.”
“That’s the beauty of it. We have these incredible dog trainers who live with the dogs and are always watching out for them and are really good at getting the dogs close to what you need, but inevitably, we are acting around that,” he told the publication. “You kind of hope they get close to what you want them to do, and then the human actors just adjust to whatever they’re doing. But the dogs and I both work great when it comes to treats. We really bonded in that way … They’re pretty spectacular. I’ve fallen in love with each of them.”
When it comes to the possibility of the original movie’s star, Tom, making an appearance, Josh said, “I’ll milk every resource. Tell him he can have my trailer.”
Aside from Josh — who hasn’t said much else about his upcoming role — the Turner & Hooch cast is full of well-known names! Scroll through our gallery to meet the cast and who they’ll be playing.
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