Lauren Graham is about to be the hockey mother of everybody’s goals. The Gilmore Girls alum has been forged because the lead in a brand new The Mighty Ducks sequence on Disney+, the corporate introduced on Wednesday. The 10-episode authentic sequence, based mostly on the beloved ’90s franchise, will premiere later this yr.
The brand new sequence is ready in present-day Minnesota, the place the Mighty Geese have developed from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive youth hockey powerhouse. Graham is ready to star as hockey mother Alex. When her 12-year-old son, Evan (Good Boys‘ Brady Midday), is unceremoniously lower from the Geese, the 2 got down to put collectively their very own staff of misfits and, within the phrases of the present’s official description, “problem the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs tradition of aggressive youth sports activities.”
Per Deadline, Emilio Estevez, star of the unique Mighty Geese movie trilogy, has been in talks about reprising his position as Gordon Bombay. The primary Mighty Geese movie premiered in 1992 and was adopted by two sequels — D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks — in addition to a 1996 animated sequence. The primary movie additionally led to the creation of an NHL franchise, the Anaheim Geese.
Steve Brill, the unique creator, author, and govt producer of all three authentic movies, additionally govt produces the brand new sequence, which he co-created alongside showrunners Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will govt produce, with Griffiths directing. Graham, who at the moment stars on NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, will even function co-executive producer.
Manufacturing on the sequence begins this month in Vancouver.
The Mighty Geese premieres on Disney+ later in 2020. Find out what else is available on the streaming service.