RELATED STORIES This is rather pucking cool: Gilmore Girls MVP Lauren Graham is readied to star as the coach of a mangy hockey team in Disney+’s series reboot of TheMighty Ducks, which has actually gotten a 10-episode straight-to-series order. In Addition, Brady Noon (Boardwalk Empire) will certainly co-star as Graham’s TV son.
The collection is, naturally, based on the ’90s Mighty Ducks film trilogy, which began with 1992’s The Mighty Ducks as well as wrapped up with 1996’s D3: The Mighty Ducks. It starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, a down-on-his-luck lawyer who came to be the coach of a Minnesota-based young people hockey team.
In the reboot, which is embeded in existing day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse young people hockey group. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously reduced from the Ducks, he as well as his mother Alex (Graham) laid out to build their own mangy group of misfits to challenge the fierce, win-at-all-costs society of competitive young people sporting activities.
Steve Brill, the writer, maker and exec producer of all three movies, is back as co-creator and executive manufacturer of the new collection. Josh Goldsmith as well as Cathy Yuspa (The King of Queens) are co-creators and also will function as showrunners and also EPs. James Griffiths and also Michael Spiller will certainly function as executive manufacturers with Griffiths routing. Graham is co-executive producer.
Graham is presently starring in NBC’s midseason musical comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
This isn’t the very first time the Ducks have shown up the small screen. Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series— which had no link to the films, save for its name– ran from 1996 to 1997 as part of ABC’s “Disney Afternoon” block of shows.
Manufacturing on the live-action Mighty Ducks collection is readied to begin this month in Vancouver ahead of a late 2020 bow on Disney+.