In August 2021, Disney announced that fan-favorite series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will be returning for a second season on Disney+. Now, we have more information regarding the show’s sophomore run, expected to start airing in late 2022.
We have exclusively learned that production is slated to start in February 2022 and wrap sometime in June 2022.
Season one introduced the ragtag youth hockey team the Don’t Bothers and depicted their transformation from a group of misfits, some of which didn’t even know how to skate, into a powerhouse team that rivaled the Mighty Ducks.
Now that the Don’t Bothers, who took over the moniker of the Mighty Ducks in last season’s finale, have proven they have what it takes to win it all, it looks like season two will find the team honing their skills at a hockey-themed summer camp.
Along with the change in setting comes some new Mighty Ducks characters:
Ryder Cole (SERIES REGULAR): 15-year-old male of white or mixed (half-white) ethnicity. A rebellious stud with a bad-boy attitude. Once a hockey phenom, a recent meltdown from the intense pressure has caused a glitch in his shot and made him hate the game he used to love. He has no interest in being a part of the hard-core hockey institute that his father runs.
Shane Lawrence (RECURRING GUEST STAR): 16-year-old male. “Lawrence” is a god-like teen athlete with a great smile and great hair who is only interested in himself. This superstar player is the socially awkward Koob’s intimidating roommate for the summer.
Marni (RECURRING GUEST STAR): Female, in her 30s-50s. A slightly overwhelmed and unconfident administrative assistant, she’s scared of her boss and wouldn’t dare cross him but doesn’t fit in at a high-intensity hockey institute. She used to run a Nature Center.
Jackie (RECURRING GUEST STAR): Female, in her 30s-40s. The incredibly jacked Strength and Conditioning coach, she’s tough and challenges the kids, but has a sensitive side.
Toby (RECURRING GUEST STAR): Male, in his 30s-40s. The Coach of the “Mind Gym” where the team goes to work on the mental aspects of hockey. Very smart and a bit odd, with a sharp-eyed intensity.
Rufus (RECURRING GUEST STAR): Male, in his 40s-50s. A chipper and energetic Nutrition couch who loves his job and loves teaching kids how to eat healthy (maybe a little too much).
As previously reported, Emilio Estevez will not return as the iconic Coach Gordon Bombay this season, citing “a myriad of creative differences.” It is unclear how the new season will address Coach Bombay’s absence, though the shift in setting might help delay an explanation.
The rest of the principal cast members from season one are slated to return for season two, including Lauren Graham (Coach Alex Morrow), Brady Noon (Evan Morrow), Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts. Every episode of season one of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is available to stream exclusively on Disney+.