After the first episode, fans clamored for Julie and the Phantoms season two, finding the story of a rock band that had been killed off rediscovering the world through their music to be charming, poignant, and amusing. But even though it became a number-one success for Descendants and High School Musical writer Kenny Ortega, it appears for the lads, that the show was canceled before its time.
Season 2 of Julie and the Phantoms: What happened?
Season one of Julie and The Phantoms, which debuted in September 2020, was well-liked by viewers of all ages. Edge of Great from the program won Best Musical Moment at the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2021, defeating WandaVision’s “Agatha All Along” and “Brown Skin Girl” from Beyoncé’s Black Is King, among others. This shows that the show certainly had a big impact on its audience.
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As a result, the possibility of a second season of the show looked fairly certain, especially because Kenny Ortega frequently expressed his desire for more episodes in interviews. Ortega declared, “I adore merely the foundation of it” (via PopSugar). “Come on, a little child awakening three spirits who suddenly appear in her life, sharing her passion for music, and forming a band.
There was just a hint of Hannah Montana. It sparked my spirit since it contained all the things that inspire me to take action, including heart, magic, and surprises, as well as action and adventure.” CinemaBlend quoted producer Shawn Williamson as saying, “I think so, yeah [there are directions to take in season two]. Absolutely. They have so undoubtedly prepared them well for success in the upcoming season.
Additionally, the showrunners Dan Cross and Dave Hoge were outstanding. And I’m confident that season two will be just as fantastic as or even better than season one. But after that, nothing. Fans quickly began saturating Netflix’s social media with requests for news, and they wouldn’t stop. A year and a half passed by with practically no new information regarding the future.
The show was subsequently canceled by Netflix in December 2021, pulling the trigger. Julie and the Phantoms #standtall, Kenny Ortega said on Instagram alongside a collection of behind-the-scenes images. Infinite gratitude and love from the @julieandthephantoms family to all of our fans for the overwhelming love and support you have shown us since our premiere.
“We discovered this week that Netflix has decided not to renew us for a second season. Despite our sadness, we move forward with such pride in our team’s accomplishments and the family we formed while developing Julie. We sincerely hope you’ll stick with us as we advance in our job and careers. There was a disappointment, hurt, and even pain, he later said to People. I then replied something akin to, “Look, whatever happens, if there isn’t any sort of afterlife for Julie,
you’ll always be in my heart and in my thoughts, and I will continue to build programs with you in mind. Fans didn’t give up hope though, thinking that with enough effort they may pull a Lucifer and give the show a second chance. Since it has happened previously, surely it will do so again? A website was created to help viewers contact Netflix, and soon the #SaveJATP hashtag on Twitter was trending worldwide.
These included a petition with more than 180,000 signatures as of this writing and a GoFundMe campaign to assist pay for billboards and messages all across the world. Sadly, as of April 2022, it’s still insufficient.
Who Would have been in Julie and the Phantoms Season 2 Cast?
Madison Reyes would have reprised her role as Julie if the show were to return since she is the show’s protagonist. When it comes to Julie’s band, there’s guitarist Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Jeremy Shada on bass, and drummer Alex (Owen Patrick Joyner). Jadah Marie, Savannah May, and the terrifying Cheyenne Jackson as Caleb could’ve reprised their roles as Flynn, Carrie, and Willie, respectively.
What would have Happened in Julie and the Phantoms Season 2?
Executive producers David Hoge and Dan Cross told TVLine before the show’s cancellation that “if we are lucky enough to secure a second season, the spirits would have a lot going on. They’ve always wanted to put their music out into the world for everyone to enjoy.. Like Luke explains, they want to build a relationship with their audience.
An album that goes to number one? Is this the most popular song in the world? In order to be recognized for their music, they’ll do everything. There are still many roadblocks on their path, as you saw towards the very end of the video. A “block” has been discovered in the inner circle, it seems. The cast, too, had their own expectations and dreams for the outcome of the story.
Season one was a learning experience for all of us. It’s finally happening! The music, the shooting process, and even the visual effects are all things we’ve learned together. As a result, I’m looking forward to hearing the music we’ll be using in season two, now that we’ve gotten our feet wet and are familiar with everything. Jeremy Shada told Tiger Beat, “Take that to a whole new level.”
It’s definitely something I’d like to incorporate into the show! As much as her home and wardrobe already reflect Julie’s Mexican heritage, actress Madison Reyes said she wanted to do more to bring that element to the show. “I’d really like to see our powers expand! Caleb is a master of ghosts, and we’re just beginning to learn how to pick up objects and teleport. Compared to Caleb, we’re just beginning to learn how to teleport.
That’d be something to remember! Julie and the Phantoms’ original cast members might also make a brief appearance in season two. “How awesome would that be?” Charlie Gillespie was quoted as saying this.
When can we Expect the Julie and the Phantoms Season 2 Trailer to be Released?
Please accept our apologies, but there will be no further footage of what our phantom rock band had in store if the contract is not renewed. The two of us plan to listen to “Unsaid Emily” over and over while we try to come to terms with Emily’s death. You’re welcome to join us, or you may catch up on what you’ve missed by watching the season one trailer above.