The Mighty Ducks franchise could be returning to a TV near you, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ABC Signature Studios is reportedly in early development for a new series based on the '90s franchise.
Signature apparently put Mighty Ducks into development after it was approached by the trilogy's original screenwriter Steven Brill and producer Jordan Kerner. Brill is currently writing a script for the new series, so if all goes smoothly, the show will be on its way to full production soon. Brill and Kerner will reportedly be executive producers on the project. There is no network yet attached to the potential reboot, but ABC Signature will likely shop around before selling it. THR reports that the series could even be sold to streaming platforms over conventional networks.
There’s no word on if any of the original cast is going to appear in the remake. The Mighty Ducks franchise's first entry was released by Disney in 1992. The film was a box office hit, grossing $50.7 million after only taking $10 million to produce. The sequels, 1994's D2: The Mighty Ducks and 1996's D3: The Mighty Ducks, made almost $70 million combined.
The films center around lawyer Gordon Bombay, played by Emilio Estevez, who winds up coaching a pee-wee hockey team for community service after failing a drunk-driving test. If the reboot attempt succeeds, it’ll be the second time the franchise's name makes it to television. Mighty Ducks—an animated series that starred anthropomorphic ducks—aired on Disney from 1996 to 2004.