The Mighty Ducks series coming to Disney+ has tapped Cuban Fury director James Griffiths to helm the project according to our friends at HN Entertainment.
It is not known at this time if Griffiths will direct the entire series. Griffiths is no stranger to the Walt Disney Company as he has directed episodes of Stumptown, Black•ish, A Million Little Things, Galavant, and The Mayor for ABC, where he has an overall deal.
Last month we shared exclusive character breakdowns on some of the main kids who will be focused on.
Koob: A shy kid who always plays video games.
Nick: Likes to pretend he has his own imaginary tv show.
Mary: Only described as the popular girl both on the team and at school.
Lauren: An unpopular girl who likes to wear wings and a cape at school and pretend she’s a fairy-magician. Try to be friends with the more popular Mary but she ignores her.
Production on the series is set to begin on February 10, 2019, in Vancouver, Canada.
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.
Source: HN Entertainment