Josh Duhamel will replace Emilio Estevez in season 2 of “Mighty Ducks”
Josh Duhamel joins the second season of Disney+’s “Might Ducks: Gamechangers,” filling the void left by outgoing Emilio Estevez.
Duhamel will play Gavin Cole, a former NHL player turned coach. Described as inspiring, charming and hardcore, he is very fond of the metaphor of hockey as applied to life. He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where the Mighty Ducks land in Season 2.
Estevez left the revival, where he resumed his role as Gordon Bombay, after the end of the first season. Estevez attributed the decision to creative differences after it was reported that he had left Disney’s vaccine mandate. Estevez, who said he battled an episode of Long COVID, strongly denied that he was anti-vaxx.
The series stars Brady Noon and Lauren Graham, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham and DJ Watts.
Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three ’90s “Mighty Ducks” movies, is co-creator and executive producer of the new series alongside showrunners Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment The partners are also executive producers of the new season.
Located in present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have grown from scrappy underdogs into an ultra-competitive and powerful youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Noon) was unceremoniously kicked out of the Ducks, he and his mother, Alex (Graham), set out to create their own team of misfits to challenge the ruthless win-at-all-costs culture. . of today’s youth sport. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they rediscover the joys of gambling just for the love of the game.
The second season will pick up where the first season left off, with The Don’t Bothers reclaiming the Mighty Ducks name and taking the team back to its scrappy, neglected roots.
Duhamel was recently seen on Netflix’s “Jupiter’s Legacy.”