It’s official! The Mighty Ducks is coming to Disney+ with Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) and Brady Noon (Good Boys) starring in the series. It will be a 10-episode, half-hour long comedy show.
The last time we saw the Ducks was in 1996, with D3: The Mighty Ducks, where we saw some familiar faces in the franchise. The movie followed Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) and his teammates in a new school and figuring out how to be a part of a new team. There was also a 26-episode animated series that took place in a futuristic, alternative anthropomorphic universe that aired in 1996-1997.
The new series will be set in present-day Minnesota, where the Ducks are now a youth hockey team that everyone wants to be a part of (and frankly, who wouldn’t want to be on that team?). Noon has been cast as 12-year-old Evan, who is abruptly cut from the team. After he is cut, his mom Alex (Graham) and him decide to build their own team of misfits and underdogs to challenge the Ducks and the whole culture of competitive youth sports, just how the Ducks started out. Production will begin in Vancouver for a premiere later this year.
The Mighty Ducks creator Steve Brill will return as a co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (13 Going on 30, The King of Queens) are set as additional co-creators and showrunners. James Griffiths (Stumptown, A Million Little Things), Michael Spiller (The Mindy Project), and Graham are additional executive producers, with Spiller directing as well. The series is being produced by ABC Signature Studios.
No word yet on if any of our favorites will return, but we can’t wait to get back into this universe. Even with the Ducks not being the main protagonists, we hope there are a few chants of “Quack” in the show!