Quack quack, they’re back! The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will bring hockey back to Disney+ when season 2 premieres.
Based on the 1990s The Mighty Ducks film trilogy, the spinoff series is a reimagined version of the hockey team that fans know and love. Starring Emilio Estevez as Coach Bombay, the show — which premiered in March 2021 — followed a new group of misfit athletes who don’t make the “ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team” the Ducks. Instead, they form their own hockey team.
Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls fame also stars in the series alongside Brady Noon as her son, Evan. Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham and DJ Watts round out the Don’t Bothers hockey players.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Emilio said during a February 2020 interview with Us Weekly. “After 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise.” It’s since been announced that he will not return to the show for the second season.
And, the Breakfast Club alum wasn’t the only original Mighty Ducks star that appeared on the ice in Game Changers season 1. Elden Henson playing Fulton, Matt Doherty playing Averman, Vinny La Russo playing Adam Banks, Marguerite Moreau playing Connie, Garret Henson playing Guy and Justin Wong playing Kenny Wu all made their return in a season 1 episode titled, “Spirit of the Ducks.”
“I felt humbled to be asked back. I feel very satisfied with that. It was a great experience but, of course, whatever they ask, I would love to,” Elden told HollywoodLife in April 2021. “I am so happy and proud of these new kids. They are all great little actors, and I have been lucky to be a part of it in some sort of way. So, whatever they ask, I am down.”
Star of the original film series Joshua Jackson, who played Charlie Conway, was noticeably absent from the reunion episode, but has made it clear that he’d be down to reprise his role in the future.
“I would say things worked out well for him. He’s probably somehow peripherally involved in the Minnesota Wilds organization,” the actor told Us Weekly in July 2021 about where Charlie would be now. “Maybe [he] settled down in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, got a couple of little kids of his own, hopefully. I think Charlie did alright.”
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