Julie and the Phantoms is a display that we’ve been looking ahead to renewal information on for over a 12 months and now, Kenny Ortega has showed that the display has been canceled and is probably not returning for a Season 2 at Netflix. Here’s what we all know.
The sequence, helmed via Kenny Ortega (who was once poached from Disney and is understood for Descendents and High School Musical), works with Netflix on an output deal that was once struck again in April 2019.
Season 1 of Julie and the Phantoms dropped on Netflix on September tenth, 2020 globally and is an American adaptation of the Brazillian sequence Julie e os Fantasmas. The sequence stars Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Owen Patrick Joyner, Jeremy Shada, and Jadah Marie.
Julie and the Phantoms season 2 renewal standing
Official Netflix renewal standing: Canceled
Sadly, on December 18th it was once introduced that Julie and the Phantoms would no longer be returning for a season 2.
In a heartfelt Instagram put up, Kenny Ortega introduced that the display wasn’t returning announcing:
“Our @julieandthephantoms family want to send our love and endless thanks to our Fantoms all over the world for the tremendous outpouring of love and support you have shown us since our premier. We learned this week that Netflix will not be picking us up for another season. Although our hearts are saddened, we move on with such pride for what we accomplished as a team and the family we built while creating Julie. We hope you will continue to follow us as we move forward with our work and careers. Happy Holidays to you all. Wishing you good health, love and #perfectharmony in all you pursue! Kenny, the Cast, Writers, Producers, Creatives, BC Crew, @columbiarecords, and our devoted @Netflix Team! @netflixfamily”
How did the sequence carry out? No reliable viewing stats had been introduced however the sequence has featured within the most sensible 10s in nations such because the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, and Canada. In the United States, the sequence peaked at place 5. Emily Horgan, an impartial media analyst revealed a piece of writing for us that states the display is Netflix’s best possible strive at a youngsters franchise thus far.
There was once hope all over the length between the primary season shedding and the cancelation. In a NYTimes profile of Kenny Ortega, there was once a point out of reside occasions (concert events) for Julie and the Phantoms in construction too with the object announcing:
“The pandemic means that as far as “Julie and the Phantoms” is going, the insanity and the hoped-for reside occasions had been postponed. But he nonetheless exams in along with his showmates. “He always texts us,” Reyes mentioned. “Like: ‘Hey, are you OK? Hey, is everything all right? Do you need any help?’”
Frustrated with the loss of reliable information on renewal 4 months on, lovers arranged to get the display trending on social media on January thirteenth, 2021 which it accomplished in maximum areas around the globe. Most posts merely incorporated the word “NETFLIX WE NEED MORE JATP”.
NETFLIX WE NEED MORE JATP IS TRENDING AS IT SHOULD. BECAUSE WE REALLY DO. percent.twitter.com/6r3M4uU0TL
— ashley☃️ (@gngxmagic) January 14, 2021
There are any other certain indicators for renewal as Netflix helps to keep the display firmly within the limelight. It’s one of the crucial few presentations to ever be live-streamed continuously on YouTube with any place between 100 and 500 watchers at any time limit. In addition, the social media accounts that Netflix runs for the display stay lively as of May 2021.
The display’s soundtrack additionally endured to do smartly on platforms like Spotify as highlighted via Kenny Ortega on Instagram as of May 2021.
In an interview with SunsetDrive Podcast via Anthony Smith launched on April 1st, season 2 was once discussed the place Kenny mentioned the next: “We’re now developing, we’re now writing [season 2], we’re now moving forward” including that he has “high hopes”. However, he did concede that they’re nonetheless looking ahead to Netflix to greenlight them and “enable them to move forward with the next adventure of Julie and the Phantoms.”
Ortega additionally put out a large heartfelt thanks to the lovers for his or her reinforce.
What to be expecting from season 2 of Julie and the Phantoms
In phrases of what we have been anticipating from the tale, the sequence unquestionably arrange effectively a 2d season given it ended on a large cliffhanger.
As DigitalSpy coated, Kenny Ortega mentioned a few of his plans for season 2 with him announcing “We’re hoping that the world will join us, first of all.” including “we have some big plans for season two, to go even further into our stories, and even further into our music. We hope to maybe even take this on the road, and tour Julie and the Phantoms as a live musical experience.”
Ortega additionally teased we might get solutions referring to what in fact occurs within the finale episode of season 1 whether or not or no longer the Phantoms are ghosts within the finale or no longer. He says “that gets answered very early on in the next season” however doesn’t explain past that.
Beyond the massive query overhanging season 1, we’d additionally be expecting quite a lot of new song for the second one season.
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