Disney+ Is Bringing Back The Mighty Ducks

Disney+ has announced a new 10-episode series, The Mighty Ducks, as a follow-up to the popular film trilogy from the 1990s. The series will star Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) and Brady Noon (Good Boys). Actor-writer-director-producer Emilio Estevez will reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins, and De’Jon Watts.

The series is set in present day Minnesota, where the eponymous underdog hockey team has become a powerhouse. After her son Evan (Noon) is cut from the Ducks, Alex (Graham) sets out to start a new ragtag team and challenge the ultra-competitive youth hockey world – with some help from Gordon Bombay himself.

On returning to Gordon Bombay’s skates, Estevez said, “Once a Duck, always a Duck! And after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket, and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise.”

I don’t know about you, but this news makes me want to let out a triumphant QUACK!

ABC Signature Studios has brought back Steve Brill, the original creator, writer, and executive producer of all three films as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa are co-creators and 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.

What are your thoughts on the series? Any other favorites from the original Ducks you’re hoping to see make a comeback?