Everybody get into Flying V formation, because the first trailer for Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers TV show is finally here! Well, okay, I guess the Flying V doesn't make for the most ideal viewing situation, and not everyone is hanging around enough people to account for a full hockey team, so just get however you can see your screen in the best way, and enjoy Gilmore Girls vet Lauren Graham's introduction into the franchise, as well as Emilio Estevez's return as the one and only Gordon Bombay.
The video above is technically a "Date Announcement" trailer from Disney+ – it's coming on Friday, March 26 – so it's not necessarily meant to be jam-packed with major moments for fans to look forward to. And there is admittedly something of a low-stakes vibe draped over the entire thing. But still, it's a new Mighty Ducks TV show! Go Ducks! Or whoever these kids are!
Lauren Graham is the literal and figurative mother figure in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, with her character Alex being the caring and sports-loving parent of Brady Noon's 12-year-old hockey enthusiast Evan. After Evan gets kicked off the Mighty Ducks team, which has become a true powerhouse competitor, he and his mom start up their own team, basically rebooting the concept that started the Ducks in the first place. And who better to mentor this process than Emilio Estevez's Gordon? (One can assume that Alex didn't need to get busted for drunk driving in order to convince her to help her son, as it went for ol' Gordo.)
While I definitely can't wait to see what The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers will bring to the table, I can't help but feel like the TV show is going to make fans root against the actual Mighty Ducks, turning them into a bunch of ego-driven douchebags. I mean, I guess from the point of view of a Hawks player, or someone from Team Iceland, the Ducks were the villains. But we're not Hawks or Iceland teammates, dang it!
While the trailer does ramp up the energy as it goes along, and makes it seem obvious enough that the season will set up a final game between the Ducks and the underdogs, the trailer doesn't really give away much else beyond that. We get to see a few characters in action, but there's still a slight element of mystery involved. I'm sure that will go away by the time the full-length trailer is released, but for now, we can still speculate over whether or not Alex and Gordon are heading for a Zamboni-cleared romance.
All can hail Gordon Bombay accordingly when The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers debuts on Disney+ on Friday, March 26. That gives everyone more than enough time to binge through the movie franchise while waiting. Let us know in the poll below which of those films you thought was the best, and check out the latest on original Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss.