A Disney movie franchise that has retained a devoted fan base is poised for another go as a TV series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that a “Mighty Ducks” project is in early development at ABC Signature Studios.
The original 1992 dramedy about a youth hockey team previously inspired “Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series,” which launched on ABC in 1996 and rolled out 26 episodes.
The original live-action “Mighty Ducks” movie was followed by two sequels — “D2: The Mighty Ducks” in 1994 and “D3: The Mighty Ducks” in 1996.
No network is attached yet to the new project, and ABC Signature Studios wasn’t commenting.
“Sources tell THR that ABC Signature head Tracy Underwood, always looking to identify Disney titles and intellectual property that can appeal to a global audience, put ‘Mighty Ducks’ in development after being approached by original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner,” THR reports. “Brill will pen the script in-house for ABC Signature. If that comes in well, ABC Signature would package the project with talent and shop it to streamers this year. Brillstein Entertainment’s George Heller and Brad Petrigala will, like Brill, be credited as EPs.”