Disney+ Just Cancelled Their New Series After One Season

By Charlene Badasie | 2 months ago

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Earlier this year Disney+ released a brand new live-action series called Turner & Hooch which served as a legacy sequel to the classic 1989 Tom Hanks movie of the same name. Created by Matt Nix, the series premiered in July as a Disney+ exclusive. But after its 12-episode run ended, the streaming service decided to cancel the series as it did not revitalize interest in the franchise.

The ill-fated Disney+ series featured Josh Peck as U.S Marshal Scott Turner – an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S Marshal who inherits a big unruly dog named Hooch that eventually becomes the partner he needs. As the son of the movie’s protagonist – Tom Hank’s Detective Scott Turner Sr.- Scott, his canine partner, and the rest of the Turner family discover that Scott Sr.’s death may not have been accidental.

Starring alongside the Drake and Josh star, Disney+’s Turner & Hooch also featured Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott’s brave, street-smart partner, Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier Wilson, a cool, enigmatic marine-turned-US Marshal. Plus there was Anthony Ruivivar as Chief James Mendez, Scott’s boss with a secret soft spot for Scott’s new dog, Hooch.

The Disney series also showcased performances by Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner, Scott’s sweet, animal-loving sister, Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland, Laura’s dog-loving son, and Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mourniere, the quirky head of the US Marshals dog training program.

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As a bonus, Reginald VelJohnson reprised his role as David Sutton – former police detective partner of the late Scott Turner Sr. and now mayor of Cypress Beach. The Disney+ show also featured five French Mastiffs who took turns playing Hooch, Scott’s loveable, slobbery dog.

Turner & Hooch was met with mixed reviews with critics describing the Disney+ series as likable but lacking in narrative depth. But some of the cast are still hoping the series gets a second run. Speaking to Comicbook.com, Reginald VelJohnson teased the possibility of the show’s return. “Well, as far as I know, they’re trying to sell it to another network or something like that. That’s what I heard, he told the publication when asked about a second season.

It’s still unclear if the creators of Turner & Hooch will be able to sell the former Disney+ series to another network. According to VelJohnson, as of now, no one has picked up the series. However, the actor has no regrets and had great things to say about his co-stars. He said working with the cast was great fun and is fine with whatever they [Disney+ or other networks] decided to do. “I enjoyed doing the sequel and, hopefully, we’ll have some time to do it again. But if not, I was glad for the experience.”

Meanwhile, the series’ human star Josh Peck recently landed a recurring role as Drew on the How I Met Your Mother spin-off – How I Met Your Father. Created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the Hulu series stars Hillary Duff as Sophie is set to premiere on January 18, 2022. The highly anticipated show also features Kim Cattrall as future Sophie, Chris Lowell as Jesse, Francia Raisa as Valentina, Tom Ainsley as Charlie, Tien Tran as Ellen, and Suraj Sharma as Sid.