Coach Bombay is back!
Earlier this year, we learned ABC Signature Studios was developing a Mighty Ducks sequel series based on the beloved 1992 sports comedy of the same name for the Disney+ streaming service. Today, Disney officially confirmed that Emilio Estevez would be reprising his role as Coach Bombay for the upcoming sequel series, which will consist of 10 episodes and will debut on Disney+ later this year
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As reported by THR yesterday morning, Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Bad Santa) has been cast in the Mighty Ducks sequel series and will play a mother who takes on the coaching duties of a new Minnesota-based hockey team after her son is cut from the Mighty Ducks.
The original Mighty Ducks movie was directed by Stephen Herek and released on October 2, 1992. Along with Estevez, the film also featured Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Elden Henson, and Joshua Jackson. Despite all the negative reviews from critics, the beloved sports comedy still managed to pull in roughly $50.8 million against a $14 budget and paving the way to a successful franchise that includes two sequels, an animated series, and various toys and memorabilia.
What are your thoughts on Estevez reprising his role for the sequel series? Are you looking forward to a continuation, or do would you have rathered Disney leave this franchise as is? Let us know in the comments below.