Emilio Estevez to Reprise His Role in Disney Plus’ ‘The Mighty Ducks’
Reboots often enjoy casting original actors. That’s the case for the upcoming Disney+ series “The Mighty Ducks.” Emilio Estevez (“Mission Impossible,” “Repo Man,” “Bobby”) will star in the 10-episode series, which premieres later this year.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck,” stated Emilio Estevez. “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.
The series is based on the 1992 hit movie. Lauren Graham has also secured a starring role in “The Mighty Ducks.” Both Graham and Estevez will serve as executive producers.
The reboot is set in present-day Minnesota. Graham’s son, played by Brady Noon (“Good Boys”), has been cut from the now hyper-competitive Mighty Ducks team. Determined to play, he and his mom start a new one. They also recruit Gordon Bombay (Estevez) as their coach. This round, with his help, they will play hockey just for the love of the game.
Steve Brill, the original creator-writer-executive producer of all three “Ducks” films, is back as co-creator and executive producer.
“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president, content, Disney+. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship and heart.”