Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) has been cast in the lead role in the new Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks, with Brady Noon (Boardwalk Empire) set to portray her son Evan.
Based on the ’90s franchise, the ten-episode original series begins production this month in Vancouver and will premiere later this year on the streaming service. Graham is also a co-executive producer on the series.
In present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports.
Graham is an award-winning actress, producer and New York Times best-selling author, widely known for her work on the critically acclaimed television shows Parenthood and Gilmore Girls. Graham appeared on all six seasons of NBC’s Parenthood as Sarah Braverman, and she reprised her classic Lorelai Gilmore role in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix in 2016. She most recently appeared in the acclaimed HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm and voiced the character Oxana Hauntley in the Disney Junior animated series Vampirina. She can currently be seen in the new NBC drama series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which premiered in January.
Noon recently starred in Good Boys. He got his acting start alternating the role of Tommy Darmody on four seasons of Boardwalk Empire with his twin brother, Conner. He will next be seen in the comedy Marry Me opposite Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
The Mighty Ducks is produced by ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (The King of Queens, 13 Going On 30) are co-creators and will serve as showrunners.