Josh Duhamel Joins Cast of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”

It looks like the Ducks have found a new coach. Josh Duhamel has reportedly joined the cast of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers as the new male lead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Josh Duhamel will reportedly fill the void left in the Disney+ original series left by Emilio Estevez, who departed the show after the first season.
  • Duhamel will play a new character named Gavin Cole, a former NHL player-turned-coach who is described as inspirational, charming and hardcore as he is big on the hockey metaphor that applies to life.
  • He runs the super-intense summer hockey institute where the Mighty Ducks land for season two.
  • Duhamel will season one stars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon.
  • The actor’s past credits include Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy and NBC’s upcoming limited series The Thing About Pam.
  • Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith will return as showrunners for season two while James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will executive produce.

About The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 1:

  • The 10-episode first season is set in present day Minnesota where the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.
  • After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Noon) is cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Graham), build their own team of misfits to challenge the win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today.
  • With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
  • Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, is co-creator and executive producer of the new series.

You can catch all of the first season now streaming on Disney+ to get ready for the next season coming in 2022.

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