In some news that many may see as pretty quacktastic (Billy Madison represent, yo!), a Mighty Ducks TV series is in development!
As per The Hollywood Reporter, original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner are developing the project. The concept has yet to officially find a network home just yet, although it looks as if ABC Signature Studios is keen on the series. The reported plan would be for ABC Signature Studios to put the show together before then shopping it around to streaming services.
For those of you who weren’t around for the original trilogy, The Mighty Ducks was released in 1992. Starring Emilio Estevez as an asshole lawyer who ends up tasked with coaching a young ice hockey team as part of his community service order, that first film would prove to be a big favourite of many moviegoers. So much so, a sequel – D2: The Mighty Ducks – would follow in 1992, and then a threequel – D3: The Mighty Ducks – would be released in 1996.
Right now, it’s not known whether this Mighty Ducks TV series would be a completely fresh reboot for the franchise or whether it would somehow tie in with the established movie trilogy. As for any Emilio Estevez involvement, details again are hazy on that front.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.