Emilio Estevez has closed a deal with Disney+ to reprise his role as the iconic coach of the Mighty Ducks for the new original spin-off series, based on the ’90s movie franchise.
The streaming service shared the news via its official Twitter page, posting two pictures of the actor decked out in his ice-skating gear.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) February 13, 2020
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Estevez will star alongside Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham and young lead Brady Noon, and also serve as executive producer.
The reboot is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to a fiercely competitive youth hockey team.
After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is axed from the team, he and his mum Alex (Graham) set out to form their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat culture of competitive youth sports.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck. 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,” Estevez told Deadline.
“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+.”
The Mighty Ducks series is slated to begin production this month in Vancouver ahead of its premiere on Disney+ later this year.