New Turner & Hooch series coming to Disney+
Tom Hanks’ film Turner & Hooch is being turned in to a series for Disney+.
The buddy cop comedy – which originally starred Hollywood’s most bankable star – was released back in 1989. Hanks played Scott Turner, a policeman with a regimented life which is subverted when he is forced to adopt Hooch, a Bordeaux mastiff that belonged to a murdered old friend.
There is no idea whether or not the new series – which has yet to say if Hanks is attached to the series – will remain faithful to the original film.
However, it is worth acknowledging that the original Turner & Hooch is currently on the streaming platform.
Disney+ is pushing hard into the television space, with The Mandalorian currently airing, soon to be joined by two Avengers creations starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, who play Loki and the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Universe.
Launched in mid-November, Disney+ attracted 10 million subscribers in its first 24 hours. It is set to launch in more Western markets in 2020, and then to the rest of the world in 2021.