The Disney+ TV adaptation of Mighty Ducks has its coach!
On Thursday, February 13, Disney+ announced that Emilio Estevez would be reprising his role as Coach Bombay for the reboot series of the beloved 1990s film trilogy The Mighty Ducks. The series is set to have 10 episodes and begins filming in Vancouver later this month and is set to premiere later this year.
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“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” said Estevez, 57, who will also serve as an executive producer. “After 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”
“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content for Disney+. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”
The news of Estevez’s casting comes along with the news that Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham has also been cast to lead the series. Graham will star as Alex, the mom of 12-year-old Evan.
The show’s logline reads, “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.”