“Turner and Hooch” Actors Share Conversation on Advocacy and Authenticity in Entertainment

Carra Patterson and Brandon Jay McLaren from Disney+’s Turner and Hooch, share a conversation on representation and advocacy of the Black experience in entertainment.

What’s Happening:

  • Carra Patterson and Brandon Jay McLaren from Turner and Hooch had a frank conversation about the importance of representation for Black actors in the entertainment industry.
  • Turner and Hooch, which stars Josh Peck, is a remake in series form of the original film starring Tom Hanks.
  • In the show, Patterson plays Jessica Baxter, while McLaren plays Xavier Wilson.


  • “When an ambitious, buttoned-up marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.”

Check out the Turner and Hooch tag for our reviews of each episode of the series, in addition to interviews and more.

More Disney+ News:

  • Up-and-coming actress Lisette Alexis has been tapped for the lead role in the upcoming National Treasure TV series for Disney+.
  • Disney+ is calling their new show Hawkeye “the holiday event you can’t miss.” With that, they’ve released a new trailer showing off some new Christmas filled clips from the show.
  • Hayden Christensen is already set to return to a galaxy far, far away when he reprises his role as Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi series. Now, it appears he will also return for the planned Star Wars: Ahsoka series as well.
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