Last week, Disney released the finale of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” on Disney+.
This 10 episode 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.
During the series, many of the original cast including Elden Henson, Matt Doherty, Vinny La Russo, Marguerite Moreau, Garret Henson, and Justin Wong returned for an episode that saw the original Mighty Ducks return for a special gala event, which helped reignite Gordon Bombay’s love of coaching ice hockey.
Unfortunately, due to issues related to the pandemic, such as quarantining and scheduling conflicts, two of the most well known Mighty Ducks members were missing from this reunion, Joshua Jackson and Kenan Thompson.
According to the series showrunner Steven Brill, if a second season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” happens, then they could also be making a return to the ice.
While speaking with TVLine, he confirmed he has spoken with both actors about returning for a potential second season.
Josh and I talked about the whole series before it even started. We were in talks four years ago to do this show together, and then it wasn’t possible for him to even be in talks for the episodes that I did. For Season 2, I’d love to re-engage and explore that concept again, depending on his schedule… The question is, can he do a whole season? That’s a big commitment, and he’s always on another show. I really want to be able to write him a great role and a great arc in a season.
Kenan and I [talked about]… he could come in next season and do at least an episode. He said he would, so I’m going to hold him to it.
Steven Brill was also asked if there will be a second season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” and he replied:
Disney wants to have the ability to look at all the numbers and algorithms of how things do through the platform. They said, “Let us wait until we finish all 10, and then we’ll decide.” I was like, “OK, but tick-tock, tick-tock. The kids are getting older, man.”
Disney hasn’t officially announced a second season of the show yet and with the show regularly appearing in the top 5 trending chart since it debuted in March, hopefully, it won’t be too long until we find out if we will returning.
The entire first season of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is available on Disney+ now.
Would you like to see “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” return for a second season?