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Julie And The Phantoms Season 2 - What We Know So Far

The Netflix series "Julie and the Phantoms," based on the Brazilian series "Julie e os Fantasmas," was a smash hit when Season 1 was released in September 2020. The series stars Madison Reyes as Julie Molina, a high school student with a passion for singing and creating music, but after suffering the loss of her mother, Julie hits a roadblock. While trying to overcome whatever's holding her back, the Julie accidentally summons the ghosts of an old band from 1995.

For those who've already seen "Julie and the Phantoms," it should come as no surprise that the series is executive produced by none other than Kenny Ortega, the mind behind Disney Channel hit franchises like "High School Musical" and "Descendants." The series is his first project after signing a multi-year deal with Netflix (via Deadline). "Julie and the Phantoms" is a musical comedy for everyone to enjoy, and the series was very well-received by critics, earning a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% Audience Score. Unfortunately, despite the show's obvious success, fans continue to wait for word on a second season.

Here's everything we know so far about "Julie and the Phantoms" Season 2.

When is Julie and the Phantoms Season 2 coming out?

Currently, "Julie and the Phantoms" has not been renewed or cancelled by Netflix. Despite that, there have been multiple reports indicating that a second season is already greenlit or in development, with The Cinema Spot reporting on a renewal all the way back in September, before the show even premiered on the streamer (Production Weekly). But without an official confirmation from Netflix, it's hard to know what's real and what's just a rumor. 

As for a possible release date, that's hard to guess. If these reports are right and the second season is already in development, then it's possible that production on new episodes could start this summer or sometime before the end of the year. With that in mind, the earliest fans might see a second season of "Julie and the Phantoms" would probably be late 2022 or early 2023. Fans should keep their fingers crossed that Netflix finally announces a Season 2 renewal soon so they can get going on production.

Who is in the cast of Julie and the Phantom's second season?

"Julie and the Phantoms" Season 2 will likely feature all of the same main cast members as Season 1, along with some new side characters. This means that those joining Reyes as Julie will be Charlie Gillespie as Luke, Owen Patrick Joyner as Alex, and Jeremy Shada as Reggie, making up the "Phantoms," or the trio of musical ghosts that Julie accidentally summons. Then there's Jadah Marie as Flynn, Julie's best friend, Savannah May as Carrie, Julie's enemy and former friend, and Sacha Carlson as Nick, Carrie's boyfriend and the boy Julie has a crush on.

Also in the cast are two former collaborators with Ortega, Cheyenne Jackson, who some might recognize from "American Horror Story," playing Caleb Covington, and Booboo Stewart from "Descendants," who is playing a skateboard-loving ghost named Willie who is also Alex's love interest. Carlos Ponce, Sonny Bustamante, and Alison Araya round out the cast as Julie's father, brother, and aunt, respectively.

What's the story in Julie and the Phantom Season 2?

Throughout Season 1 of "Julie and the Phantoms," Luke, Alex, and Reggie, with Julie's help, discover that music has the power to make them more real, allowing others to see and hear them. Over the course of the season, the Phantoms run into some supernatural trouble with Caleb, who gives them a countdown until they will supposedly disappear. In the finale, the boys appear to overcome this doomed prediction, and they are finally able to touch each other, interacting with the real world. But it looks like the villainous Caleb isn't quite done with the Phantoms, as he uses Julie's old crush, Nick, to get close to her. 

While all this is happening, "Julie and the Phantoms" also heavily explores Julie's use of music to deal with her grief from losing her mother. The show also hints that Julie's mom might have something to do with why she can see the Phantoms while others can't. In another emotional storyline, the Phantoms' old bandmate, who is still alive, recognizes them in a performance video, but he has yet to encounter them in person.

If fans are lucky enough to get a Season 2 of "Julie and the Phantoms," it will likely dig deeper into these storylines. We will hopefully find out more about Caleb's evil plans, whether the Phantoms can be saved, and Julie's mother's story. On top of that, Ortega revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that they want to do live performances with the show, saying, "We're hoping that the world will join us."