The Mighty Ducks 1992 hit film gets revamped with the long-awaited new series hitting Disney+ this March. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is a 10-episode series, with Emilio Estevez returning as coach Gordon Bombay, with new faces to the franchise Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Brady Noon.
The opening for the trailer shows a young coach telling our protagonist Evan Morrow that he has been cut from the Ducks, saying, “If you can’t be great at hockey, it’s like, don’t bother.” This sentiment on how cutthroat youth sports culture can be is challenged by Lauren Graham, who plays Evan’s mom Alex. She says, “I want you to think about all the other kids who have been told they’re too small or too slow. They just want to get out there and play! Let’s start our own team! All we need is an ice rink.”
Although this is a kid’s series, if you grew up watching The Mighty Ducks, it will be fun for the whole family to watch together. It will be interesting to see what similarities and new adaptations from this new chapter to the old.
In the 1992 film, Emilio Estevez plays a hotshot trial attorney by the name of Gordon Bombay, who gets sentenced a unique community service assignment: coaching a hapless group of peewee hockey players into champions. In the new trailer, he emerges onto the rink, called The Ice Palace and asks, “Are you lost? ‘Cause if you’re looking to rent skates, that’s up front.” With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers was originally announced to begin development in 2018, with filming scheduled to start in February 2020. This was delayed due to COVID-19 and was pushed to August 2020 once British Columbia unions made a deal with cast and crew members getting tested.