Lauren Graham to Star in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ Sequel for Disney+


Lauren Graham is getting her ducks in a row.

“The Gilmore Girls” actress is set to headline the upcoming Disney+  series “The Mighty Ducks,” based on the popular ‘90s franchise, according to Variety.

The series has received a 10-episode order and is set to premiere later this year on the streaming service.

The update will take place in present-day Minnesota and finds the Mighty Ducks have evolved from a ragtag group of underdogs into a formidable youth hockey team. Graham will play a mom that sets out to form a new team of misfits after her son is cut from the Ducks.

“Good Girls” star Brady Young will play Graham’s 12-year-old son.

The original film was released in 1992 and starred Emilio Estevez as the team coach and a young Joshua Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek”) as an aspiring hockey player.

The movie went on to earn over $55 million at the box office and spawned two sequels: “D2: The Mighty Ducks” in 1994 and “D3: The Mighty Ducks" in 1996.

According to Deadline, there are ongoing talks to bring Estevez back for the new series.

The franchise was also the inspiration for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.

“The Mighty Ducks” is the latest children’s classic that Disney+ is rebooting as they are currently working on reimaging “Home Alone,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Hocus Pocus” and “Lizzie McGuire” with Hilary Duff, among others.

In addition to her new role in “The Mighty Ducks,” Graham currently stars on the NBC musical dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”

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