As Disney continues to cut costs for its streaming services, Deadline has confirmed that the Disney+ Original series, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, has been cancelled after two seasons, and it won’t be returning for a third.
The first season was originally released in 2021 and told the story of Evan, who, after failing to make the cut to join the now powerhouse Mighty Ducks junior hockey team, his mother encourages him to form a new team of underdogs with help from Gordon Bombay, the Ducks’ original coach, which saw Emilio Estevez return to the role, however, due to Disney’s health and safety guidelines during the pandemic, Emilio Estevez, didn’t return for the second season, which was released on Disney+ in the fall of 2022.
In the second season, after winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, our squad-with-heart and their coach Alex Morrow (Lauren Graham) take to the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California run by charming yet hardcore former NHL player, Colin Cole (Josh Duhamel). It’s a place for kids to get excellent at hockey — without school to get in the way. As our Ducks try to survive in this super-competitive environment, they’re faced with the question: Can you win summer?
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” starred Lauren Graham and Josh Duhamel, along with Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Taegen Burns, DJ Watts, and Naveen Paddock.
ABC Signature produced the series for Disney+. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa served as showrunners and executive producers. Additional executive producers included Lauren Graham, George Heller, Brad Petrigala, Jordan Kerner, Jon Avnet and Steve Brill.
No official details on why the show was cancelled have been announced, but with the loss of Emilio Estevez for the second season and likely low viewing figures, the future of the show has looked doubtful for a while, especially as there was little to no publicity for the second season compared to the first, which was able to build on the nostalgia factor from the original films. The second season also failed to gain the same social media attention as the first season.
The show joins other cancelled originals, including “The Right Stuff”, “The Mysterious Benedict Society”, “Big Shot”, and “Diary Of A Future President”.
The two seasons of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, along with the original trilogy of films, are all available to stream now on Disney+.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.