It looks like the Mighty Ducks could be flying together again! And this time on the small screen.
Online sources are reporting that screenwriter Steven Brill, who wrote the original screenplay for “The Mighty Ducks” and it’s two sequels, and producer Jordan Kerner have created a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team – sounds familiar!
No script has been seen so it is not known if this would be a continuation of the film franchise or a complete redo. There is no word if we will get to see Emilio Estevez’s Gordon Bombay or any of “The Mighty Ducks” alums, including Joshua Jackson, Kenan Thompson and Elden Henson, reprise their roles.
The series is being developed by ABC Signature Studios, a production company under the Disney umbrella. The series does not have a network home at this point, although there is speculation that it will likely end up on a Disney-affiliated property.
While an animated version of “The Mighty Ducks” also premiered in 1996 and ran for 26 episodes, this would be the first live-action reboot for the small screen.
The film trilogy was so popular that when they were awarded an NHL expansion team for Anaheim in 1993, Disney named the team “the Mighty Ducks” and the players sported jerseys very similar to what we saw in the second film.
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited that we might get a change to see the knucklepuck again!!
Source: Rolling Stone