Emilio Estevez to Reprise His Role in Disney+’s Original Series “The Mighty Ducks”

Emilio Estevez is duckin’ in

The 57-year-old part-Spanish American actor will reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay in the Disney+original series The Mighty Ducks, based on the hit ‘90s Disneymovie franchise. 

Emilio Estevez

On the series, Estevez will star opposite lead Lauren Graham and young lead Brady Noon. Estevez also will serve as an executive producer.

Also cast in the 10-episode series are Swayam BhatiaTaegen BurnsJulee Cerda, Bella HigginbothamLuke IslamKiefer O’ReillyMaxwell Simkinsand De’Jon Watts

The series comes from the original film’s writer Steve BrillTill Death creators Josh Goldsmithand Cathy Yuspaand ABC Signature Studios.

Co-created by Brill, Goldsmith and Yuspa, the reboot is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. 

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 Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.

“Once a Duck, always a Duck!, 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 said. “Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”

“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” said Agnes Chu, SVP, Content, Disney+. “For a generation, The Mighty Ducks stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”

The first entry in the film series, 1992’s The Mighty Ducks, was a comedy-drama centered on a youth league hockey team. It was directed by Stephen Herek and starred Estevez.

As a filmmaker, Estevez most recently wrote, directed and starred in the film The Public,which premiered at TIFF in 2018. 

Freeform Renews Francia Raisa’s Comedy Series “grown-ish” for a Third Season

Watch out world, Francia Raisa is still grown now…

Freeform has ordered a third season of its critically praised series grown-ish, starring the 30-year-old Mexican and Honduran American actress.  

Francia Raisa

The renewal comes amid strong ratings for the spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish. Season to date, grown-ish ranks as the No. 1 comedy on cable among women 18-49 and females 12-34. The series also ranks among this season’s Top 3 cable comedies with women 18-34 (No. 2), adults 18-34 (No. 3) and persons 12-34 (No. 3).

Starring Yara ShahidiTrevor Jackson, Raisa as Ana Torres , Emily Arlook, Jordan BuhatChloe BaileyHalle BaileyLuka Sabbatand Deon Colegrown-ish is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education.

Season 2 follows Zoey (Shahidi) and her friends as they return to CalU with confidence and swagger. Learning from the ups and downs of their freshman year, they all think they’ve got their second year on lock, but quickly realize that they’re not as grown as they think.

Grown-ish is produced by ABC Signature Studiosand executive produced by Kenya Barris.

Grown-ish airs Wednesdays at 8 PM on Freeform.