It’s the only way “The Mighty Ducks” will ever be complete – with Emilio Estevez! Luckily for all of us, Estevez is bring back his character of Gordon Bombay to the new series on Disney+!
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) February 13, 2020
Yesterday we heard the news that Lauren Graham will be playing a lead in the 10-episode series, with Brady Noon appearing as her son.
Estevez will return as Coach Bombay in the lead opposite Graham. In perhaps the most heart-warming thing I’ve read this year, Estevez told Deadline:
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!, and 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”
The reboot is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to a fiercely competitive 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.
Alongside Estevez, Graham and Noon, “The Mighty Ducks” series on Disney+ will also star Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.
Just don’t expect to see Shaun Weiss back as Goldberg, though…