UPDATE: It’s now official that Emilio Estevez has closed his deal with Disney to reprise the role of Gordon Bombay in the upcoming Mighty Ducks sequel TV series for Disney+. Original story follows…
As Disney+ continues to build its original content, it has made a big step in the development of The Mighty Ducks sequel TV series. Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) has been cast in one of the lead roles as the new coach to this generation of Ducks in the 10-episode season.
Joining Graham is Brady Noon (Good Boys) as the young lead and Graham’s son. Original Mighty Ducks star Emilio Estevez is also in talks to reprise his famous role as the Ducks’ first coach Gordon Bombay.
The Mighty Ducks sequel reboot is “set in present-day Minnesota, where 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 series was created by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yupsa and original Ducks screenwriter Steve Brill. Goldsmith and Yupsa will serve as showrunners with Graham executive producing alongside Michael Spiller and James Griffiths, the latter of whom also directing the series. It will begin production in Vancouver later this month.
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