Filming is currently underway in Vancouver, Canada on the upcoming revival series, “The Mighty Ducks” for Disney+. The new series is based on the ‘90s hit franchise and will consist of 10-episodes.
The series is set 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 (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Lauren Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.
And according to The Ronin, Emilio Estevez is also going to be directing an episode of the show. He will also be returning as Gordon Bombay, who he played in the original movies from the 90s.
Emilio does have directing experience, previously directing his movie “Men At Work”, in addition to episodes of “CSI: NY” and “Cold Case”.
“The Mighty Ducks” is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”), are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.
The new “Mighty Ducks” series is due to arrive on Disney+ in 2021.