Julie and the Phantoms executive producer Kenny Ortega has stated that there are no further plans for the show on Netflix or anywhere else.
However, Ortega did say to “never say never” about it coming back, so all hope is not lost.
The Netflix musical comedy Julie and the Phantoms debuted that year, in the fall.
High school junior Julie (Madison Reyes) has trouble speaking her mind and rediscovering her love of music following her mother’s death. She unwittingly calls upon the ghosts of Charlie Gillespie, Owen Joyner, and Jeremy Shada, the members of the late boy band Sunset Curve, and they inspire her to take the lead vocal role in the band.
Over a year after its debut airing, in December 2021, the show was cancelled despite having won three Primetime Emmy Awards for its first season.
Ortega stated that he is “grateful to Netflix for greenlighting the project” and that the show is “some of the best work I’ve done for kids and family, and young adult entertainment,” but that there are no current plans to try to get the show picked up elsewhere.
The director of High School Musical, Hocus Pocus, and The Descendants gives his stamp of approval. Ortega’s multi-year agreement with Netflix includes the Dan Cross and David Hoge-created series Julie and the Phantoms. Similar to the Brazilian series upon which it was based, Julie e os Fantasmas ran for only one season.
In the time that it was on Netflix, Julie and the Phantoms gained a devoted following.
As a result of their efforts, posts featuring Julie and the Phantoms or the hashtag #savejulieandthephantoms on Netflix’s official Instagram account received hundreds of likes and comments.
Those involved with the show are “very appreciative for the devotion they’ve shown to the project,” and Ortega expresses a desire to “inform the fans that all of [their] efforts will get them Julie back.”
Ortega still hasn’t given up on reviving Julie and the Phantoms in some capacity, and has even suggested a tour with the cast or a film.
Even after the lads became physical, Ortega says he won’t expose what Season 2 had in store until it’s obvious there would be no more media involving Julie and the Phantoms. We have no news to provide at this time, but we encourage supporters to hold out hope.