Disney+ is the gift that keeps on giving.
From the Lady and the Tramp remake to the fun for (most) ages High School Musical: The Musical The Series and Star Wars: The Mandalorian, there has really been something for everyone.
And now, in some most excellent nostalgia news, Disney+ has issued a 10-episode series order for a sequel to The Mighty Ducks.
While we’re singing (screaming) We Are The Champions in excitement, there’s even better news. Emilio Estevez will reprise the role of Coach Gordon Bombay.
“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a celebratory statement.
“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 Plus.”
There’s no word whether Joshua Jackson, who played Charlie Conway, will be back for even a cameo, but we’re keeping fingers and toes crossed.
The new series will be set in present-day Minnesota where the Ducks are no longer the underdogs of the ice hockey world but an “ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team”.
At the centre of the story is 12-year-old Evan, played by Brady Noon from Good Boys.
When Coach Bombay boots Evan from the ducks, he and his mum, Alex — played by Lauren “Lorelai Gilmore” Graham — set up their own team of misfits to challenge the status quo.
Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content at Disney+ said that it was “an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist”.
“For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”
Ducks never say die!
WATCH: The original trailer for The Mighty Ducks (1992).