Deadline has reported that Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) has joined the cast of The Mighty Ducks series coming to Disney+. Graham will serve as the lead role and will also executive produce the series.
Breakout star, Brady Noon (Good Boys) has also joined the project as the young lead role.
Brief breakdown of the series from Deadline: “Co-created by Brill, Goldsmith and Yuspa, the reboot is set in present day Minnesota, where 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.”
Emilio Estevez is still in talks to reprise his role as Gordon Bombay; however, no official news has been released.
The series will start production this month in Vancouver, Canada and will air at the end of this year on Disney+.
Jame Griffiths (Cuban Fury) 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. 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.