Emilio Estevez to Direct Disney+ ‘The Mighty Ducks’ Series Episode


Filming for the new “The Mighty Ducks” series set for Disney+ is currently underway in Vancouver, Canada.  Last month, it was revealed that Anya Adams had signed on to direct multiple episodes of the upcoming reboot series. Adams is an award-winning Canadian-American director best known for directing “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “GLOW,” and “The Good Place.”  Now, there are new reports that state Emilio Estevez will direct an episode of the show as well.

Estevez has stepped behind the camera before to direct 90’s comedy “Men At Work,” and has also directed episodes of popular television series including “The Guardian,” “Cold Case,” “CSI: NY,” and “Numb3rs.”

Emilio is set to reprise his role as Coach Gordon Bombay in the show and he will also serve as an executive producer. The veteran actor 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.

The Mighty Ducks series will feature 10 episodes and is based on the hit ‘90s Disney movie franchise.  Here is the official synopsis from Disney:

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 (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.

Filming is slated to wrap in December with the series expected to drop on Disney+ sometime in 2021.

You can watch all 3 Mighty Ducks movies now on Disney+.

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