HN Entertainment has been able to exclusively confirm that Disney’s Mighty Ducks series for Disney+ has hired Cuban Fury director James Griffiths.
The dance comedy Cuban Fury starred Nick Frost (Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz), Chris O’Dowd (I.T. Crowd, Get Shorty), and Rashida Jones (Parks & Rec).
James’ television credits include Black-ish, The Mayor, Wrecked, and Stumptown.
It’s unclear how many episodes James will be directing.
Filming is confirmed to be kicking off in February in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is said to wrap-up by June.
SlashFilm recently posted this synopsis for the series.
After getting kicked off the junior division Mighty Ducks team, a 13-year-old boy and his mom decide to start their own team, finding players, a coach, and a place to play.
Here is the original synopsis for the 1992 film that spawned two sequels along with an actual NHL hockey team.
After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn’t eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). The reluctant Gordon eventually grows to appreciate his team, which includes promising young Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson), and leads them to take on Reilly’s tough players.
Disney+ hasn’t announced when they plan on airing The Mighty Ducks, but 2021 is a good bet since it wasn’t featured in their 2020 promo.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT