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'Once a Duck, always a Duck': Emilio Estevez returns as Gordon Bombay in new Disney+ series, 'Mighty Ducks'

A photo from production on 'The Mighty Ducks,' an Original Series coming soon to Disney Plus. Emilio Estevez (back-center) reprises his role as Coach Gordon Bombay. Photo: Disney Plus Twitter
A photo from production on 'The Mighty Ducks,' an Original Series coming soon to Disney Plus. Emilio Estevez (back-center) reprises his role as Coach Gordon Bombay.

Updated: February 13, 2020 04:17 PM

"Quack, quack, quack, quack."

The Mighty Ducks are back as a new series on Disney Plus, and actor Emilio Estevez returns as Coach Gordon Bombay.

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The streaming service tweeted out the news Thursday.

Disney says the show will be 10 episodes to follow up as a sequel to "The Mighty Ducks" movies from the 1990s.

"Once a Duck, always a Duck!," said Estevez in a statement. "And 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. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+."

The series is set in present-day Minnesota, where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team, according to Disney.

"After 12-year-old Evan (played by actor Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Lauren Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports," the description of the show states.

'The Mighty Ducks' series is set to premiere later this year.

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