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'Mighty Ducks' series coming to Disney+, but won't be filmed in MN

Reports say Emilio Estevez will be in it, though.
Still from The Mighty Ducks.

The movie that put the State of Hockey on Hollywood's radar (no, not Fargo, but it definitely helped) is being rebooted for TV.

A series based on "The Mighty Ducks," which was released in 1992, is officially headed to Disney+, the entertainment giant's streaming service. 

According to What's on Disney Plus, the story will focus on a 13-year-old boy who "gets kicked off the junior Mighty Ducks team," after which he and his mom decide to "start their own team."

While the news about a Ducks series has been out for a couple of months now, an exciting development emerged this week when pop culture site Illuminerdi scored an exclusive scoop that Emilio Estevez will return as Coach Gordon Bombay. 

This hasn't been confirmed by Disney or Estevez yet, but we do know for sure that the show will start filming next month — and here's where we run into kind of a bummer. 

Though the original took place and was filmed in Minnesota, the series will be shot in Vancouver, Canada; there's no word whether it will at least be set here. 

But as Newsweek notes, reports that an accelerated shooting schedule suggest the show "may be on Disney+ by the end of 2020," so fans won't have to wait long for it. 

Currently, the Mighty Ducks movies are not on Disney+, though Newsweek says that could change "at some point in 2020."

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