The Mighty Ducks are set to take flight once again but with a new coach to lead the flock!
This comes after Emilio Estevez chose to exit the series due to contract disputes and creative differences, now Josh Duhamel has been tapped to star opposite Lauren Graham in the second season of Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Duhamel will play new character NHL player-turned-coach Gavin Cole in the hockey-themed sequel series. Inspirational, charming and hardcore, Gavin is big on the hockey metaphor that applies to life. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where The Mighty Ducks land for Season 2. Although Duhamel's character does not seem much different from Estevez's character, the script was adjusted to continue the show without his character, Gordon Bombay.
Another new addition to season 2 is new comer, Naveen Paddock (New Amsterdam, What If: Season 2) set as a series regular. Additionally, Margot Anderson-Song (Defending Jacob), Noah Baird (A Christmas Story Live), Stephnie Weir (A Million Little Things), Connor DeWolfe, Timm Sharp (Enlightened) and Tiffany Denise Hobbs (Claws) have been cast in heavily recurring roles on the Disney Branded Television series produced by ABC Signature.
Season 2 Synopsis:
In Season 2, after winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, the squad-with-heart and their coach Alex Morrow (Graham) take to the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California run by charming yet hardcore former NHL player, Colin Cole (Duhamel). It’s a place for kids to get excellent at hockey — without school to get in the way. As our Ducks try to survive in this super-competitive environment, they’re faced with the question: Can you win summer?