“Let’s Get Dangerous!” That familiar catchphrase from the popular ’90s animated series Darkwing Duck is set to make a comeback. It has been announced that Disney+ is in early development on a reboot that will be executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
James Weaver and Alex McAtee of Point Grey Pictures will also be on board as executive producers with McAtee overseeing the project for the company. Should the project go to series, it would be the latest Disney Plus take on a well-known property. The streamer already houses High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which is based on the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL film franchise and they are prepping a female-led reboot of Doogie Howser M.D. as well as a sequel series to the film WILLOW.
Darkwing Duck originally ran from 1991-1992 and produced a total of 91 episodes. The show features the adventures of Darkwing Duck, who is the superheroic alter-ego of ordinary suburban duck Drake Mallard. Darkwing Duck is assisted in his crime-fighting by his sidekick and pilot Launchpad McQuack and is also sometimes assisted by his adopted daughter, Gosalyn. The show featured the voices of Jim Cummings as Darkwing Duck, Christine Cavanaugh as Gosalyn, and Terry McGovern as Launchpad. The show also had connections to fellow Disney animated series DuckTales, with Launchpad appearing in both the original DuckTales and the recent reboot. Most recently, Darkwing and Gosalyn appeared in the rebooted show as well. In that version, Darkwing is a fictional character from an old superhero TV series. In Season 2, Mallard, the president of the Darkwing Duck fan club, gets the chance to become Darkwing in real life and begins fighting crime. Gosalyn was introduced in Season 3.
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