A “Mighty Ducks” television series is in the “very early stages of development,” TheWrap is told by a person with knowledge of the project.
ABC Signature Studios is the production company behind the adaptation, though no network is currently attached.
Steven Brill, the screenwriter of the original trilogy, will write the script and executive produce. His Brillstein Entertainment’s George Heller and Brad Petrigala will also earn executive producer credits.
“The Mighty Ducks” was a 1992 movie starring Emilio Estevez as the coach of a struggling youth ice-hockey team. It spawned two sequels and was used as a launching tool for an expansion NHL hockey franchise of the same name.
The original film and its two sequels also helped launch the careers of Joshua Jackson (“The Affair”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) and Kenan Thompson (“SNL”).
Estevez is not currently attached to the project, though that could theoretically change when a script arrives.
THR first reported the news of the “Mighty Ducks” adaptation.