Ace Ventura is an American adventure-comedy television series based on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, being created by Joss Whedon. It is produced by Mutant Enemy ProductionsMorgan Creek Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Television and it will premiere on ABC on April 2nd, 2019.


The series follows the adventures of the infamous pet detective Ace Ventura.



  • Ace Ventura (played by Neil Patrick Harris) - a pet detective and the main protagonist. Ace was originally played by Jim Carrey in the film series.
    • Spike - Ace Ventura's pet monkey.


  • Melissa Robinson (played by Alison Brie) - TBD. Melissa was originally played by Courteney Cox in the first film.
  • Emilio (played by Donald Glover) - Ace's cop friend who thinks he's insane, but still considers him a great detective. Emilio was originally played by Tone Loc in the first film.
  • Sgt. Aguado (played by John Goodman) - TBD. Aguado was originally played by John Capodice in the first film.
  • Lt. Thomas Gates (played by Idris Elba) - the Lieutenant of the Miami Police Department after Ray Finkle/Lt. Lois Einhorn's arrest.


  • Oswald Storm (played by Ethan Hawke) - a mobster who is involved in animal trafficking.
  • Mark Davis (played by Grant Gustin) - a mysterious criminal who trains animals into committing crimes.
    • Marylyn - Mark's pet hawk.
  • Dr. Alvin Stiller (played by Ashton Kutcher) - a veterinarian who kidnaps an elephant.
  • Aaron Crupp (played by David Tennant, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, Tom Hiddleston, Ed Skrien or Tom Hardy) - a British poacher.



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