Filming on some upcoming Disney+ shows is set to resume following production being shut down earlier this year due to the Coronavirus. Deadline has confirmed that “The Mighty Ducks” series resumed filming in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday, while following COVID-19 protocols
The new show consists of 10 episodes and will take place in present-day Minnesota and the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Bradly 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. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.
“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 original Mighty Ducks movie is available on Disney+ now, with the two sequels D2 and D3 are set to arrive on Disney+ in the United States this Friday.
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