The Mighty Ducks Series Ordered at Disney+

Alec Bojalad

Feb 12, 2020

Disney+ is bringing The Mighty Geese franchise again to life as a sequel sequence starring Lauren Graham and Brady Midday.

As soon as extra with feeling: Geese! Fly! Collectively!

Selection experiences that Disney+ has ordered a sequel TV sequence to long-running Disney hockey franchise The Mighty Geese. Lauren Graham (Gilmore Women) has been tapped to play the lead with Brady Midday (Good Boys) enjoying her son.

There isn’t a early phrase on a launch date or a manufacturing date but. The undertaking comes from unique Mighty Geese creator Steven Brill by way of ABC Signature Studios. Graham will probably be an government producer. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa will function government producers and showrunners.

Apparently, this iteration of The Mighty Geese appears to be influenced by the success of YouTube’s Cobra Kai because it reimagines the titular youth hockey group in a extra villainous gentle. The sequence will happen in current day Minnesota, the place the Mighty Geese have change into a haughty youth hockey powerhouse. When 12-year-old Evan (Midday) is lower from the hyper-competitive group, he and his mother Alex (Graham) resolve to make their very own group and assemble a ragtag crew of hockey-playing misfits…very similar to the unique Mighty Geese.

The primary Mighty Geese movie (retroactively often called D1: The Mighty Geese prefer it was A New Hope or one thing) premiered in 1992. It starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, a profitable Minneapolis protection lawyer who’s pressured to teach a woeful Pee-Wee hockey group as neighborhood service following a DUI. Regardless of having no tools, facility, or expertise, the group finally often called The Mighty Geese comes collectively below Gordon’s management and faces off towards the highly effective Hawks group.

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The Mighty Geese proved to achieve success and influential, launching two movie sequels (D2: The Mighty Geese, and D3: The Mighty Geese), an animated TV sequence, and even an actual life NHL group within the Anaheim Mighty Geese. Although in that case the truth that Disney owned the group actually helped and they’re now recognized merely because the “Geese” below new possession.

The unique movie franchise borrowed its ne’er-do-well coach and misfit children format from 1976’s baseball comedy The Dangerous Information Bears and helped popularize it for a brand new era. Now maybe this Disney+ sequel sequence can do the identical with Graham within the Estevez position. Disney+ acquired off to a comparatively gradual begin with reference to unique sequence, launching with solely Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection and The Mandalorian. Now The Mighty Geese joins some large firm for upcoming Disney+ sequence alongside Marvel efforts like WandaVision, Loki, and extra, and several other introduced Star Wars sequence.

Alec Bojalad is TV Editor at Den of Geek and TCA member. Learn extra of his stuff right here. Comply with him at his creatively-named Twitter deal with @alecbojalad


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