Here we go again, another reboot!
This is one the 90s kids will remember. Especially 90s kids with Disney+, because that’s where it’s going to air.
The new streaming network is fast at work adding to its already formidable collection of content, which includes the Disney animated classics, Pixar’s nearly unassailable lineup of movies, the Mandalorian and the rest of the Star Wars galaxy of shows and films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Puppy Dog Pals, and more (all for just $6.99/month). That “and more” is now set to include a brand new revival of the Mighty Ducks movies, this time as a TV series, complete with original star Emilio Estevez as Coach Bombay.
According to MovieWeb, the series will follow a 13-year-old who wants to start a new hockey team after he gets booted from the Ducks junior division. The series will presumably follow the boy as he recruits players for his squad, and finds a coach to lead them.
So far the only casting news available involves Estevez’s involvement, so it’s safe to say the team has already found its coach. Though securing his involvement will surely have its share of obstacles. Hopefully, they won’t involve Coach’s issues with alcohol, which is how he ended up coaching the Ducks in the first place, after getting a DUI and being ordered to lead the skaters onto the ice.
There is some news on the show’s characters though, including the following descriptions in MovieWeb’s report: Nick, a shy kid who always plays video games; Nick, who likes to pretend his has his own imaginary TV show; Mary, described as the popular girl both on the team and at school; and Lauren, a social outcast who “likes to wear wings and a cape at school and pretend she’s a fairy magician.”
It’s yet to be seen if anyone else from the original series will return, perhaps as parents of a new generation of players. But one cast member who likely won’t be returning is Shaun Weiss, who played goalie Greg Goldberg – sadly, he’s fallen upon some tough times.
I’m also gonna go out on a limb and say that Josh Jackson won’t be back, although now that The Affair is over, Pacey may be free, at least until the inevitable Dawson’s Creek reboot. (Please God no.)
No word yet on when the new squad of Ducks will hit the ice.