Disney+ has released the first look at its Mighty Ducks reboot, and while there are plenty of new faces in it, there’s one you’ll absolutely recognise.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is a 10-episode series set in present day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have gone from a team of amateur misfits to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.
In a nutshell: if you’re not on track to go pro by age 12, get outta here.
After 12-year-old Evan (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously and ruthlessly cut from the Ducks, he and his mum Alex (Lauren Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all costs culture of competitive youth sport.
Enter Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez!!!!!!), the one and only, who helps them rediscover the joy of playing just because they love it.
Steve Brill, who created the original franchise, served as co-creator and executive producer. Original co-creators Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa are your showrunners.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers begins streaming March 26.
I didn’t know what to make of this teaser at first, but the moment I saw Coach Bombay the nostalgia hit me hard. I, an adult, will absolutely watch this.
The original 1992 film starred Estevez as a hotshot young lawyer who, after getting written up for drunk-diving, has to coach a hapless group of hockey players as part of his community service.
It spawned two sequels, plus an animated series, which you can find on Disney+ right now.
Mighty Ducks aside, Disney+ just announced a new upgrade to its service filled with hundreds of titles.
Star on Disney Plus is basically a new entertainment brand that launches on the platform next month.
It’ll be filled to the brim with movies and TV shows from Disney Television Studios, FX, and 21st Century Fox.
Think all the faves, like: Bob’s Burgers, The X Files, Prison Break, 24, Scandal, black-ish, the Alien and Predator franchise, the Die Hard franchise, the Taken films, Starship Troopers, Jojo Rabbit, Need For Speed, John Tucker Must Die, The Devil Wears Prada, and Pretty Woman.
The section will also introduce its own Star Originals.