Emilio Estevez will return as coach Gordon Bombay within the new Mighty Ducks TV present for Disney+. Disney confirmed his casting and likewise introduced that Estevez will likely be an govt producer on the present that’s scheduled to debut later this yr on the streaming platform.
Estevez mentioned in an announcement, “Once a Duck, always a Duck!” He returns to the franchise some 25 years after the unique Mighty Ducks got here out in 1992. Estevez additionally starred within the sequels D2 and D3.
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“For a generation, The Mighty Ducks stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role,” Disney+ govt Agnes Chu mentioned in an announcement.
So far, Estevez is the one member of the unique Mighty Ducks franchise to be confirmed for a job within the new TV present. The unique film collection additionally starred Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway, but it surely’s unknown if he is coming again.
Estevez and his co-stars have already been hitting the ice to coach for the Mighty Ducks TV present, as you may see within the picture above.
The new Mighty Ducks TV present may even star Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham and Brady Noon (Good Boys), alongside different forged members, together with Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins, and De’Jon Watts.
The twist for the Mighty Ducks TV present is that the staff, as soon as identified for being scrappy underdogs, are actually an “ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.”
Noon’s character, Evan, will get minimize from the Ducks. With his mother Alex (Graham), they construct a brand new staff of “misfits” to tackle the Ducks. “With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game,” reads a line from the outline.
The Mighty Ducks TV present premieres later this yr on Disney+. There will likely be 10 episodes within the first season.