Disney+ Orders The Mighty Ducks Series, Starring Lauren Graham

Brenda Watkins
February 13, 2020

Lauren Graham will have some familiar help in bringing the Mighty Ducks back to notoriety.

Interestingly, the same casting breakdown we saw which indicated Estevez would be returning says that Lauren Graham's character becomes the coach of the new team, so it sounds like Gordon Bombay will just be serving in more of a mentor capacity this time around (maybe similar to Bombay's old mentor, Jan).

The Gilmore Girls star has been cast as the lead in the upcoming TV take on The Mighty Ducks franchise.

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In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode show, which is set to premiere later this year on Disney's streaming service. Original Mighty Ducks writer Steve Brill and Till Death creators Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa will executive produce the series, with Graham in a co-executive producer title. She's known for her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, along with two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series, and two Television Critics Association Awards for Individual Achievement in both Drama and Comedy. A second and third film followed where the team competes at the Goodwill Games and then at boarding school, and while there's now no confirmation whether any of the original Mighty Ducks cast members like Jackson or Kenan Thompson will appear in the new series, talks with Estevez are ongoing. Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing.

Brady Noon recently starred in Good Boys, after getting his start in the role of Tommy Darmody on four seasons of Boardwalk Empire. Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. Noon is with Gersh Agency and Marilyn Zitner Management. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.

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