Original The Mighty Ducks team to return in Disney+’s upcoming revival
After 24 years since The Mighty Ducks wrapped up its popular film series with the premiere of the third installment in 1996, EW brings word that the original team is officially reuniting with Emilio Estevez’s Coach Gordon Bombay. Some of the original cast members including Elden Henson (Daredevil series), Matt Doherty, Vinny La Russo, Marguerite Moreau, Garret Henson and Justin Wong are set to guest-star in the sixth episode of Disney+’s upcoming sequel series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. The first photos from the episode have been revealed which you now check out below, featuring the team members back on the ice rink.
E. Henson, Doherty, La Russo, Moreau, G. Henson and Wong are reprising their roles as Fulton, Averman, Adam Banks, Connie, Guy, and Kenny Wu, respectively. Wong is the only one among the returning cast who didn’t appear in the first 1992 film.
In the 10-episode season set 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 Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Based on the 1992 sports comedy-drama film, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will star Good Boys’ Brady Noon, Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), and original star Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire). The series will also feature Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is produced by ABC Signature, 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 executive producers and showrunners.
Michael Spiller serves as executive producer/director on the series, with James Griffiths serving as director/EP on the Pilot. Emilio Estevez is an executive producer and Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.