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Disney Plus reveals 'The Mighty Ducks' series trailer, release date

By Kara Santos Published Jan 29, 2021 2:16 am

Get ready to see a brand new team of ducks flying together on the ice this March.

The new trailer for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers released by the streamer on Thursday (Jan. 28), gives viewers a first look at the new series starring Gilmore Girl's Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez, who reprises his iconic role as hockey coach Gordon Bombay.

The original misfit youth league hockey team first appeared in a trilogy of three live-action films released in the 1990s by Walt Disney Pictures. The films revolved around a Twin Cities ice hockey team, composed of a cast of young players including Joshua Jackson as Charlie Conway, who manage to stick together and emerge as the champions against all odds.

The franchise also spawned a short-lived animated TV series that ran for one season in 1996 and even a real-world National Hockey League hockey team. 

The new original series on Disney Plus picks up 30 years after "The Mighty Ducks" first took the ice. Coach Gordon Bombay is now running his own ice rink and just waiting to inspire the latest latest crop of young hockey talent. 

The Mighty Ducks team has evolved into a competitive force in youth hockey, with little space for the misfits and scrappy underdog types who once populated its ranks. Enter mom Alex (Graham), who rallies the troops to create a team for tweens who are “too small or too slow, or just want to go out there and play” for her son Evan (Brady Noon), who doesn't make the cut for the now elite team. 

Given his track record, there's no doubt that Coach Bombay will be turning this new generation of underdogs into hockey legends in no time. 

The 10-episode first season is produced by ABC Signature and co-created by Steven Brill, writer and executive producer of the three "Mighty Ducks" films.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will start streaming on Disney Plus on Mar. 26, 2021​​.

(Images via Disney Plus)