The Mighty Ducks go to Disney+ and find their way. The TV series Mighty Ducks just added an actress, Lauren Graham, to play the mother of a child, who was cut off from the Mighty Ducks team. Young actor Brady Noon also played the role of the son of Graham. The Disney+ series follows the film franchise that produced three films, one animated television series, and a real hockey team of the National Hockey League.
Lauren Graham is leading your Mighty Ducks TV Series, and you might recall from Gilmore Girls, where she played Gilmore Girls, and also Bad Santa, where she played a female sexually inspired by Santa Claus. Graham and Brady Noon are the first officially announced cast members to continue the hockey team story years after the film events. Noon appeared in Good Boys recently. I haven’t got all my notes in front of me, but I think he was a perfect boy.
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The show is now in Minnesota, where “the Mighty Ducks have grown from disguised underdogs to a strong, highly competitive youth hockey team. At 12 years of age, Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut off from the toys, he and his mom Alex(Graham) are going to build a ragtag team of malfunctions to fight the cynical, all-round win-winning youth culture.” This synopsis sounds like the Mighty Ducks are the bad guys; in this case, an exciting choice.
From various sources, we learned that Emilio Estevez, original Mighty Ducks star, was looking for the show. The character of Estevez, Gordon Bombay, a drunk man forced to train kids, is said to be part of the show script, but the role of Estevez has not been officially announced yet.
Steve Brill, original producer, director, and managing producer of the three movies Mighty Ducks is back as the new series’ co-creator and executive producer. The co-creators Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa will act as showrunners. James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as Griffith’s executive producers. Lauren Graham is a joint producer. The Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ George Heller and Brad Petrigala and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing managing partners.
The original 10-episode series will begin production in Vancouver this month and will be premiered on Disney+ later this year. This is pretty fast turnaround time, given all the stuff.