Last year, it was reported that ABC Signature Studios was in early development on a Mighty Ducks TV series based on the 1992 hit Disney film of the same name. Well, the series has a home.
According to Discussing Film, they have learned the reboot series is going forward and will release on Disney+. Production is eyed to begin in February in Vancouver.
The series focuses on a 13-year-old boy when he gets kicked off the junior division Mighty Ducks team, his mom decides to start their own team, finding players, a coach, and a place to play. The original film focused on reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay who after getting arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service.
Original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are on board. Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, George Heller and Brad Petrigala will all executive produce the series with Brill.
Disney’s The Mighty Ducks, which followed a ragtag 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.