Could we be getting more of “The
The classic ’90s film trilogy is in
talks to be developed into a television show, according to The Hollywood
ABC Signature Studios is reportedly in
early development for the potential series, with original screenwriter Steven
Brill tapped to write the script.
original 1992 film centered on Emilio Estevez’s Gordon Bombay, an attorney
turned pee-wee hockey coach, who helps his ragtag team achieve greatness on the
While many of the titular Ducks pursued
careers outside of Hollywood, some of the film series’ child actors have
blossomed into bonafide television stars, including “Saturday Night
Live’s” Kenan Thompson, “Empire’s” Jussie Smollett, and “The
Affair” actor and “Dawson’s Creek” alum Joshua Jackson.
Joshua expressed support for continuing the franchise in a 2014
interview with TIME.
“I feel like a fourth
film should happen, and if there was space for any of the original kids that
come back and have a role, I would be surprised that anybody didn’t want to do
it,” he said.
“The next generation
should have its own version. Not that we need to come back as adults, but I
hope my kids grow up and play pickup hockey and I hope that they have their own
movies like my generation had those movies. In that way, yeah, of course, I’d
be a part of something like that.”
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Producer Jordan Kerner also told TIME in 2014 that his
collaborators had discussed “bringing
it back, possibly with one or two of the guys who are now in their thirties as
the coaches, and having a few more of them be their friends in their lives and
having the kids come back.”
News of the series’ potential comeback
excited fans, who took to Twitter to share their hopes and theories for the
This would awesome if they get some of the regular actors cameo in them #MightyDucks
— Meghan douglass (@MeghanMdR) January 22, 2018
A #MightyDucks TV series needs to exist in the same universe as the movies.
It needs an Emilio Estevez cameo.
And it should star Joshua Jackson as the new coach of the Ducks.
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) January 22, 2018
“A #MightyDucks TV series needs to exist in the same universe as the movies,” tweeted Politico journalist Bill Kuchman. “It needs an Emilio Estevez cameo. And it should star Joshua Jackson as the new coach of the Ducks.”
What’s your dream cast for a “Mighty
Ducks” TV revival?
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