The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Nostalgic Vibes For The Streaming Age
Disney has released the first release date trailer for “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” Disney+’s newest sequel series to the popular sports film franchise. Though things have changed as scrappy underdogs are a new powerhouse team that forgot that there is more to the game than just winning championships. Now a new band of misfits team up challenge the champions. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
The trailer has that min mix of nostalgia with the classic Ducks theme and misfits vibe with the wholesome performances from acting vetrans like Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham. It’s interesting to see how Coach Bombay is now a small-time ice rink maintenance personnel. Graham will play the encouraging sharp-witted mother of one of the kids who builds their own team. But the biggest, and perhaps best, surprise about this is that the Ducks are now the villains of the series.
Although we only get a few quick snippets of what to expect from the series, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” looks like it will be a huge hit not only with fans of the original film franchise but also newer audiences who may not be familiar with the films.
Here’s the plot synopsis for “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers:”
In the 10-episode 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, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts also star.
“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. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Michael Spiller serves as executive producer / director on the series, with James Griffiths serving as director/EP on the Pilot. Emilio Estevez is an executive producer and Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” premieres Friday, March 26, 2020.