Ducks will fly together in March as the new original series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” hits Disney+ this spring.
What’s going on?
Disney+ said, in a press release emailed to the Deseret News, that the show will premiere on Friday, March 26.
- The show will star Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” fame and Emilio Estevez, who starred in the original trilogy of films as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.
What’s the show about?
According to Disney+, the show will include a 10-episode season set in Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have become “an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.”
Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) gets cut from the Ducks. So he and his mother, Alex (Lauren Graham), look to create their own team of misfits — similar to the original Ducks squad — with the help of Coach Bombay, according to Variety.
A little history on ‘Mighty Ducks’
“The Mighty Ducks” trilogy was a popular Disney franchise in the mid-90s.
- “The Mighty Ducks” debuted in 1992 and earned $6 million in its opening weekend (which ballooned to more than $50 million since), according to Box Office Mojo.
- The 1994 sequel — “D2: The Mighty Ducks” — earned $10 million on its opening weekend before gaining $45 million overall, Box Office Mojo reported.
- The last film in the trilogy “D3: The Mighty Ducks” — released in 1996 — earned $6 million in the opening weekend but a lowly $22 million over its entire lifetime, according to Box Office Mojo.