Get ready for the return of the "Flying V."
The long-rumored Mighty Ducks reboot at Disney+ is officially a go, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham and Good Boys’ Brady Noon are set to star in the 10-episode, half-hour update on the classic film franchise.
According to THR, the show takes place in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks are actually the series’ villains, as the once sad sack youth hockey team has morphed into a powerhouse. When 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is cut from the team, he and his mom, Alex (Graham) start their own band of misfit players to compete with the Ducks. The show will go into production this month in Vancouver and premiere later this year.
Fans had mixed reactions to the news, especially with the Ducks taking on the villain role this time around.
While the initial announcement didn’t say anything about the franchise's original lead Emilio Estevez's involvement in the show, the Quack Attack Podcast tweeted that “Estevez is in.” While the tweet can be taken with a grain of salt, the pod got the Graham news right before it was officially announced, so there's that.
Collider's Jeff Sneider also reported that Estevez is "in talks" to reprise his role.
The original film was a hit for Disney after its 1992 release, and spawned two sequels: 1994's D2: The Mighty Ducks and 1996's D3: The Mighty Ducks, as well as the namesake NHL team, the Anaheim Ducks.