February 14, 2020
Emilio Estevez will reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay in the upcoming Disney+ original series “The Mighty Ducks.” Estevez played the coach in the three theatrical “Mighty Ducks” movies released by Disney in the 1990s.
The 10-episode series based on those films will premiere later this year on the streaming service. In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement, “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 will join previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.
In the original film, Gordon Bombay was an attorney whose drunk driving arrest led to community service coaching a misfit youth hockey team, turning them into winners. Subsequent films found Bombay coaching the Ducks players in international competitions and helping them in high school.
The new storyline finds the Mighty Ducks youth hockey team evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse program. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Graham), set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Bombay, they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.