Actress Lauren Graham has been cast in the lead role for the new Disney+ series, “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the classic ’90s franchise.
UPDATE – 02/13/20: Emilio Estevez has been confirmed to reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay in the new Disney+ series, “The Mighty Ducks.” In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” said Estevez, “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+.”
Graham will star as a character named Alex, with Brady Noon as her son, Evan. The 10-episode original series begins production this month in Vancouver, and will premiere later this year on the streaming service.
Check out the premise for the show below:
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.
Graham is an award-winning actress, producer, and “New York Times” best-selling author, best known for her performance as Lorelai Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls.” Noon recently starred in “Good Boys,” which had the biggest opening for an original comedy in 2019.
“The Mighty Ducks” is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Graham is co-executive producer.