Lauren Graham to Star in Disney Plus' 'Mighty Ducks' Series

Disney+ Orders The Mighty Ducks Series, Starring Lauren Graham

Disney+ Orders The Mighty Ducks Series, Starring Lauren Graham

"The Mighty Ducks" joins a burgeoning Disney Plus slate headlined by a whole slew of Marvel and "Star Wars" projects, as well as a sequel series to "Lizzie McGuire".

Interestingly, the same casting breakdown we saw which indicated Estevez would be returning says that Lauren Graham's character becomes the coach of the new team, so it sounds like Gordon Bombay will just be serving in more of a mentor capacity this time around (maybe similar to Bombay's old mentor, Jan).

The Mighty Ducks 10-episode series will be set in present-day Minnesota, where the iconic titular team have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.

Steve Brill, who wrote the three "Ducks" feature films, is on board as co-creator and executive producer.

Disney+ Orders The Mighty Ducks Series, Starring Lauren Graham

"Once a Duck, always a Duck!", said Estevez, 57, who will also serve as an executive producer. As Variety reports, the actress has been tapped to play a mother named Alex, whose son Evan (played by Brady Noon) is cut from the Mighty Ducks' hockey team.

Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing.

Production is set to begin in Vancouver in the next few weeks, with a premiere expected sometime later in 2020. In addition to her acting role, Graham will also co-executive produce the series. Graham is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.

Noon recently starred in "Good Boys", which opened #1 at the box office in August and had the biggest opening for an original comedy in 2019. Meanwhile Noon got his first break in the business playing alongside his twin brother Conner Noon in "Boardwalk Empire". Noon is with Gersh Agency and Marilyn Zitner Management.

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