One of Disney’s most successful films in the early 90’s was Disney’s The Mighty Ducks, which followed a rag tag youth hockey team coached by a self centered lawyer played by Emilio Estevez. The film made 50 million dollars on a 10 million dollar budget, and would spawn two sequels (D2 and D3: The Mighty Ducks). Over the years there have been talks of a D4, as well as a remake but now it looks like the franchise will go in a different direction.
According to The Hollywood Reporter ABC Signature Studios is in early development on a Mighty Ducks TV series based on the 1992 film. Original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are on board the TV series, which doesn’t have a network home just yet as it’s in the very early stages of development.
It is highly likely that the show could end up on Disney’s streaming service that is launching in 2019, or even ABC itself, but it is to early to tell.
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