Let’s get dangerous! The new Disney+ rumor is that the popular 1990’s Disney Afternoon show, “Darkwing Duck” might be getting a reboot!
Originally developed by Tad Stones, the show originally ran as part of the Disney Afternoon from 1991-1992 with three seasons and 91 episodes.
Here’s the synopsis for the original show:
“Darkwing Duck tells the adventures of the titular superhero, aided by his sidekick and pilot Launchpad McQuack. In his secret identity of Drake Mallard, he lives in an unassuming suburban house with his adopted daughter Gosalyn, next door to the bafflingly dim-witted Muddlefoot family. Darkwing struggles to balance his egotistical craving for fame and attention against his desire to be a good father to Gosalyn and help do good in St. Canard.”
Right now it’s in early development, but based on the fan excitement every time characters from the show made guest appearances on ‘Ducktales” I think Disney would be smart to bring the caped crusader back.
According to Deadline, the reboot is part of the newly formed Disney Branding Television sector that has been developed due to Disney’s new company focus on “direct-to-consumer” products.
Right now it is looking like Seth Rogen, Even Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee are set to executive produce the project with Point Grey Pictures. McAtee would oversee the project. Not really sure that’s who I would go with for the iconic show but Disney hasn’t been known to make the best choices lately.
I really would like to see Darkwing Duck return to television though. He’s always been one of my favorites. Plus a friend of ours worked on the comic adaptations of the character.
My husband is a big fan as well and had tried to get put on the book.
So fingers crossed!
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