Disney has announced that Josh Duhamel is joining the Disney+ Original series, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” as the new male lead, replacing Emilio Estevez.
Josh Duhamel will be playing a new character called Gavin Cole, who is a former NHL player-turned-coach who is described as inspirational, charming and hardcore as he is big on the hockey metaphor that applies to life. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where the Mighty Ducks land for season two.
Lauren Graham and Brady Noon will be returning for the second season, along with Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham and DJ Watts.
Josh Duhamel has previously starred in the “Transformers” franchise, along with Netflix’s “Jupiter’s Legacy”.
Last year, it was revealed that Emilio Estevez wouldn’t be returning for the second season of the Disney+ series, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, due to a conflict over providing his vaccination status, though the actor said he left due to creative differences.
The first season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is available on Disney+ now and 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 Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
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Source – THR