The Ronin has been able to confirm that The Mighty Ducks franchise actor Emilio Estevez will be taking the role of director on the upcoming Disney+ series currently filming in Vancouver. The actor is reprising the role of Gordon Bombay as well.
Estevez might be best known for directing the comedy Men At Work that co-starred his brother Charlie Sheen but has tackled TV with CSI: NY and Cold Case.
Disney+ is looking to bring multiple nostalgia projects from 80-90s to the streaming platform including a soft-reboot film of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids titled Shrunk with director Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park 3, Captain America: The First Avenger) returning and Turner & Hooch reboot series.
This new incarnation of The Mighty Ducks will star Lauren Graham (Bad Santa, Gilmore Girls) and Brady Noon (Good Boys).
The series is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Graham), set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.
The Mighty Ducks is expected to drop on Disney+ sometime in 2021.