Today, Disney+ delivers its highly anticipated return to The Mighty Ducks universe with The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
When we begin the series, The Mighty Ducks are no longer a bunch of underdogs, but are now a prestigious team focused on winning. On the team is Evan Morrow (Brady Noon, The Good Boys), but when he is cut, his lawyer mother Alex (Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls) sets out to create a team of their own.
As the duo set out on their quest, they are joined by podcasting neighbor Nick (Maxwell Simkins) as they attempt to assemble a team. We also get a small glimpse of new neighbor Logan (Kiefer O’Reilly) , hockey gamer Koob Kasra Wong), there’s skateboarder Sam (De’Jon Watts), ,Maya (Taegen Burns) a Queen B looking to shake her mean girl friends and fantasy cosplayer Lauren (Bella Higginbotham) just a to name a few of the characters who are a bunch of fun in the pilot.
As Alex tries to arrange a rink, she stumbles upon one owned by the legendary coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), who is less than enthusiastic after having lost his passion for ice hockey and coaching kids.
Will Alex succeed at building a team, and what impact will it have on Gordon? The answers are ones you’ll have to find out for yourself!
The cast of mostly fresh talent give compelling performances, and I can’t wait to see them develop as the series progresses. Lauren Graham is in her element here with comedic timing, and bringing back Emilio to help tie-in with the original, was a stroke of genius.
Penned by Steven Brill, who penned the film series, and Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa, the pilot sets the tone for a series which juggles comedy and drama effectively.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is a worthy follow-up to the film trilogy that will delight fans old and new.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers premieres today on Disney+, with new episodes weekly.