The early development work of Disney Plus was the restart of “Darkwing Duck”, Variety Learned from the source.
No author is currently involved in the project, but it is reported that the project will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Alex McAtee of Point Grey Pictures. McAtee will be responsible for the company’s projects.
A representative of Point Grey did not immediately respond VarietyRequest for comment. Disney declined to comment.
The original “Dark Wing Duck” was created by Tad Stones and operated for three consecutive seasons from 1991 to 1992, with a total of 91 episodes. It was initially broadcast on Disney Channel and American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and it was also broadcast in a joint release. The series follows a superhero named Duck, who lives an ordinary suburban life in the secret identity of Drake Mallard. His companion and pilot, Launchpad McQuack, helped him fight the crime. Sometimes his adopted daughter, Gosalyn, will also assist him. The show features the voice of Jim Cummings as “Darkwing Duck”
The show is related to the Disney animated series “DuckTales”, and Launchpad appeared in the original “DuckTales” and recent reboots. Recently, Darkwing and Gosalyn have also appeared in the reboot show. In that version, “Dark Wing” is a fictional character from a superhero TV series. In Season 2, Mallard, the chairman of the Darkwing Duck fan club, has the opportunity to become Darkwing in real life and start fighting crime. Gosalyn was launched in Season 3.
If the project enters the series, it will be Disney’s latest work on famous hotels. The streamer currently plays the series “High School Musical: Musical: Series” based on the film franchise of “High School Musical”. They are also preparing for the relaunch of the female-led movie “Doogie Howser MD” and the sequel to the movie “Willow”.
In addition to film productions, Point Grey currently broadcasts a number of shows live through premium cable and streaming media. The company produced the Showtime comedy “Black Monday”, which recently updated its third season. At Amazon, Point Gray produced the best-selling manga adaptation “Boy”. The show has proven so popular that Amazon not only gave the green light on the third season and subsequent shows, but also announced the development of derivative products.
Point Gray was rejected by UTA and Felker Toczek.