The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Mighty Ducks movies might be making its way into the television show world. The 1992 youth hockey team could be making a come back. The show is still in the early stages of development, but there are a few things known about the show already.
One thing that we know is that ABC Signature Studios is part of the early development of the project. Tracy Underwood, head of ABC Signature Studios, is looking for Disney titles that can connect and appeal to a global audience. Also, the original screenwriter of the trilogy and producer for the movies (Steven Brill and Jordan Kerner) are writing the script for the television show. If everything goes as planned the show will start looking for networks and streamers to air the show this year.
A potential home for the show is unknown as of yet. It could stay in ABC, but it could also go to another network or streamer as well. It is also unknown on whether or not any of the actors and actresses from the movies will be a part of the television show. The logline for the show has been kept secret, and it has not been announced if it will be a half-hour or a full hour show.
The movie has been in the small screen before. In 1996 there was an animated version of the movie made into a television show. It ran for twenty-six episodes.
The original 1992 movie version of the Mighty Ducks was a big hit. With many 1990s shows being renewed/rebooted it shows that there is a market for the show. The movie actually inspired Disney producers to name 1993’s Anaheim, California NHL expansion team after the movies, “the Mighty Ducks.” Once the franchise was sold in 2005, the name changed to Anaheim Ducks.