Julie and the Phantoms is an American musical comedy-drama Netflix streaming television series developed by Dan Cross and David Hoge and will premiere on September 10, 2020. The series is based on the Brazilian television program Julie and the Monsters. After one season, the series was discontinued in December 2021.
It should come as no surprise to those who have already watched “Julie and the Phantoms” that the series is executive produced by Kenny Ortega, the man behind Disney Channel’s hit franchises such as “High School Musical” and “Descendants”. His first project after landing a multi-year deal with Netflix is the series. The musical comedy “Julie and the Phantoms” was well received by critics and audiences, with a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 98 percent audience rating. Despite the show’s apparent success, fans are still waiting for news of a second season.
Here’s what we know so far about season 2 of ‘Julie and the Phantoms’.
Will there be a second season of Julie and the Phantoms?
This week we learned that Netflix will not be renewing our show for a second season. Despite our sadness, we are incredibly proud of what we have done as a team and the family we have created during the production of Julie.
The cancellation of the Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms was announced in December, and while there are currently no plans to produce a second season, there’s still a chance the show will return.
Why did Netflix pull the plug on Julie And The Phantoms?
After the cancellation on December 18, people questioned Netflix’s decision not to order a second season of Julie and the Phantoms. Unfortunately, we may never find out why the show was cancelled, as Netflix has yet to issue an official statement and only rarely explains the cancellation of series.
Typically, shows are canceled due to lack of audience interest resulting in low viewership. Due to the way Netflix releases viewing information, it’s difficult to know how many people watched Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix during the first month and subsequent months.
Who would have been in the second season of Julie and the Phantoms?
If the show returned, Madison Reyes would have taken over her role as Julie, as she is the title character.
The ghostly band consisting of guitarist Luke (Charlie Gillespie), bassist Reggie (Jeremy Shada), and drummer Alex (Owen Patrick Joyner) team up with the human Julie to gain popularity.
Booboo Stewart as Willie, Jadah Marie as Flynn, Savannah May as Carrie and the creepy Cheyenne Jackson as Caleb would certainly have returned as well.
Julie and the Phantoms trailer:
Reviews of Julie and the Phantoms:
Caroline Framke wrote for Variety “Certainly, their ghostly escapades get ridiculous very quickly. Still, who cares? Julie and the Phantoms are so entertaining and endearing that none of these flaws really matter.”
Based on 27 reviews, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a 93 percent approval rating for the series, with an average rating of 7.9/10. With catchy melodies and just the right amount of ghostly humor, Julie and the Phantoms is a pleasant, feel-good performance that serves as an excellent introduction for newbie Madison Reyes. Based on 7 reviews, Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 77 out of 100, indicating “generally good reviews.”