A new series from High School Musical director Kenny Ortega is on its way to Netflix – and if early signs are anything to go by it looks like the series provide a similar amount of colourful characters and catchy tunes as his earlier work.
Julie and the Phantoms centres on a young girl who rediscovers her love of music in a rather unorthodox fashion and also has Descendants choreographer Paul Becker on board.
From release date to trailer and cast news, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to the upcoming Netflix series.
Read on for everything you need to know about Julie and the Phantoms.
When is Julie and the Phantoms released on Netflix?
The series is currently set to be released on Netflix on Thursday 10th September and will consist of nine half-hour episodes.
What is Julie and the Phantoms about?
Netflix describes the show as a “fresh and exciting new musical series about embracing life’s ups and downs, following your dreams, and discovering the power of your own voice”.
It follows Julie, a high school student whose love of music has recently dulled following the tragic death of her mother, and her journey to rediscover that passion when she finds the ghosts of three young musicians in her mother’s old recording studio.
Together with the ghosts, Julie forms a band named, of course, Julie and the Phantoms.
The series is expected to feature several new songs and dance routines, and will no doubt boast a breakout hit or two – here’s our full guide to the Julie and the Phantoms soundtrack.
Is Julie and the Phantoms a remake?
Yes! The show is adapted from the Brazilian series Julie e os Fantasmas which ran for one series between 2011 and 2012 and aired on Nickelodeon.
The series was very popular in South America and received acclaim from critics, including nominations for the Kids’ Choice Awards (Argentine edition), My Nick Awards, and the Kids Emmy Awards.
Julie and the Phantoms cast
Leading the Julie and the Phantoms cast, the role of Julie will be played by newcomer Madison Reyes, while the three phantoms are portrayed by Charlie Gillespie (Charmed), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) and Owen Patrick Joyner (Knight Squad).
The series also includes Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), as Caleb, Carlos Ponce (Hollywood Heights) as Ray, Sonny Bustamante (Law and Order: True Crime) as Carlos, Jadah Marie (Mann and Wife) as Flynn, Sacha Carlson (American Housewife) as Nick, and Savannah Lee May (Knight Squad) as Carrie.
Is there a trailer for Julie and the Phantoms?
No trailer for the series has been released yet, but Netflix have provided a few first look images.