Return of 'Mighty Ducks' franchise in new series
The Ducks are ready to fly together again.
Disney released the trailer for the new Mighty Ducks series titled 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' during Investor Day 2020.
Check out the trailer below:
The Game Changers instalment will be released twenty years after the last release in the popular Mighty Ducks Franchise.
Emilio Estevez will reprise his role as coach Bombay, while Lauren Graham — of Gilmore Girls fame — joins the flock for the new series as a Hockey Mum.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers continues the legacy of hockey's finest fowls. 🏒 The series picks up where the films left off. Emilio Estevez returns as Gordon Bombay and @thelaurengraham is joining the flock. Coming to @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/r6JwLDYzmx— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
According to TV Guide, the series will see the new team of misfits faceoff against the Ducks, who like the Hawks in the original movie have become an on-ice powerhouse following the Charlie Conway era.
Kelly Connolly from the TV Guide writes, "The new series is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive youth hockey powerhouse."
"Graham is set to star as hockey mom Alex. When her 12-year-old son, Evan, is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, the two set out to put together their own team of misfits and, in the words of the show's official description, 'challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.'"
We can’t wait for the series to drop on Disney+. The original Mighty Ducks movie inspired Anaheim's NHL franchise in the early '90s, we’re excited to see how this new series will positively impact hockey and inspire a new generation this time around.
Release date to be confirmed.