The Mighty Ducks are back for a new generation of hockey fans!
We knew some of the cast of the Mighty Ducks would return for a reunion episode of the Disney+ revival series. But one actor of the original series says he never got the invite. Shaun Weiss, who famously played Goldberg in the franchise was not given the opportunity to return. Sources close to the actor say that he was never reached out to by Disney or any of the team on the project.
In the 10-episode “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” season set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
New Mighty Ducks
The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors. Such as Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts.
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series.
The premise is certainly interesting given how the Ducks are the bad guys. They were the heroes of their 90’s movies. But the theme works well in sending a message about sportsmanship and the lessons learned in youth leagues. Are any of our fans excited about the Mighty Ducks reboot? Tell us your favorite moments in the movie franchise!
Be sure to out the first episode of the series, which is now streaming on Disney+!
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