Back in March, Disney suspended production on The Mighty Ducks reboot series being made for Disney+, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Well, it looks like the production is putting their skates back on.
According to a DGC-BC production list, The Mighty Ducks is expected to resume filming in Vancouver, Canada on August 31 and should wrap by December 17.
This is a hopeful sign, as major studios slowly restart their various productions by adding strict health and safety measures for cast and crew working on the projects. However, it should be noted that despite tentative dates set for The Mighty Ducks, things can change in an instant, but Disney is hopeful they can safely restart production in late August.
The series will see the return of Emilio Estevez as Coach Bombay, with Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Brady Noon (Good Boys), Swayam Bhatia (Succession), Taegen Burns (I Can Only Imagine), Julee Cerda (Passengers), Bella Higginbotham (Troop Zero), Luke Islam (America’s Got Talent), Kiefer O’Reilly (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Maxwell Simkins (Bizaardvark) and De’Jon Watts (Black Panther) all set to star.
The ten-episode series is set in present-day Minnesota, 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. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.
The Mighty Ducks is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (The King of Queens, 13 Going On 30), are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. Emilio Estevez, James Griffiths, and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Lauren Graham will serve as a co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.