Deadline reports that Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham and Good Boys newcomer Brady Noon have signed to play the main leads of Disney’s new Mighty Ducks streaming series heading to Disney+.
The reboot is set in present-day Minnesota, where 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.
Emilio Estevez is in still in active talks with Disney to reprise his role as coach Gordon Bombay in the upcoming series.
The films’ star, Emilio Estevez, has been in talks about reprising his role as Gordon Bombay. Those conversations still are ongoing.
UPDATE: Disney has officially confirmed via Twitter that Emilio Estevez is back!
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) February 13, 2020
HN Entertainment exclusively reported that James Griffiths (Cuban Fury) would be directing the series and that has now been confirmed.
Production on the Disney+ series will take place from February to June in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Mighty Ducks is only part of a wave of 80-90s nostalgia projects in the works from Disney including a Honey, I Shrunk The Kids soft-reboot starring Josh Gad and Rick Moranis, a Sandlot series, a reboot of the Home Alone franchise starring Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates, and a series reboot of the Tom Hanks comedy Turner & Hooch starring Josh Peck.