Emilio Estevez, Lauren Graham Star In 'The Mighty Ducks' Television Revival
Estevez revives his iconic Gordon Bombay character for the new series coming to Disney+.
Disney has officially announced a television revival of their seminal sports film franchise The Mighty Ducks. Titled The Might Ducks: Game Changers, the 10-episode series will see Emilio Estevez reprise his role as Gordon Bombay, coach of The Mighty Ducks youth hockey team. Production is underway in Vancouver, and the show lands on Disney+ next year.
Check out the first trailer below.
Golden Globe nominee Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Evan Almighty) will star as Alex, a hockey mom. Brady Noon (Good Boys, Boardwalk Empire, Marry Me) will portray her son, Evan. Graham is also a co-executive producer on the series.
In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.
The Mighty Ducks is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (The King of Queens, 13 Going On 30), are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.
- Matt Bishop