Emilio Estevez Is Back as Coach Bombay in Disney+’s ‘Mighty Ducks’ Series (PHOTOS)
Welcome back, Coach Gordon Bombay.
Emilio Estevez will reprise his role from the ’90s movies for the Disney+ sequel, The Mighty Ducks. He will also executive produce.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement. “And after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”
“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+, added. “For a generation, The Mighty Ducks stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”
Disney+ also announced that Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins, and De’Jon Watts are joining the cast.
The streaming service released photos of Estevez from production on the series.
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Lauren Graham has found her next TV role on Disney+! The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood star, who is currently appearing in NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, is set to lead The Mighty Ducks sequel series on the streaming platform.
Graham will star as Alex, the mother of Brady Noon’s (Good Boys) character Evan. Based on the hit ’90s franchise, the 10-episode original series will begin production this month in Vancouver and will debut later this year.
Set in present-day Minnesota, The Mighty Ducks series sees an evolved team who have gone from “scrappy underdogs” to an “ultracompetitive” youth hockey team. When 12-year-old Evan is cut from he team, his mom Alex will set out to build their own band of misfits on a new team.
Along the way, they’ll prepare to challenge the cutthroat nature of youth hockey and competitive sports.
Graham been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Television Critics Association Awards. Outside of her career as an actress, Graham is a New York Times bestselling author.
In addition to his role in 2019’s Good Boys, Noon is best known for playing Tommy Darmody in four seasons of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The young actor is set to appear in the forthcoming film Marry Me which costars Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
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