The Mighty Ducks is coming back for more time on the ice, and the series has made two new casting additions. One of them is a very familiar face to the franchise. Emilio Estevez is coming back to The Mighty Ducks, per Deadline.
Estevez said the following about coming back to the franchise:
“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. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”
Lauren Graham, from Gilmore Girls, is also joining the cast of the Disney+ series. A press release revealed the following about her role on the sequel series:
“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 (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.”
Production will start on the series later this month, and it will premiere later this year on the new streaming service.
What do you think? Are you excited to see The Mighty Ducks back on the ice?
Love it, we have Emilio signed on would be great if the could get Josh Jackson back too.