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21st Jul 2020

A new musical series from the director of High School Musical is coming to Netflix

Anna Daly

If it’s anywhere near as popular as High School Musical, it’s going to be big.

Netflix has just announced an all-new TV show that is coming to the streaming service this September and is directed by the same genius who brought us High School Musical and Descendants.

The show, called Julie and the Phantoms, will consist of nine 30-minute episodes that centre around Julie, a high school student who lost her passion for music after her mum died.

However, that passion is about to be reignited when, while Julie is at her mum’s old music studio, the ghosts of three dreamy musicians from 1995 suddenly appear. As Julie forms a friendship with these three ghost boys, her passion for music starts to reappear and the boys convince her to start a band with them, called, fittingly, Julie and the Phantoms.

From Emmy and Directors Guild of America Award-winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical and Descendants), executive producers Dan Cross and Dave Hoge (The Thundermans, Pair of Kings), and choreographer Paul Becker (Descendants, Mirror Mirror) comes 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.

The series will star Madison Reyes as Julie, the frontwoman and lead keyboardist of the band (and the only living person in it), Charlie Gillespie as Luke, the band’s ghost guitarist, Jeremy Shada as Reggie, the band’s ghost bass player, Owen Patrick Joyner as Alex, the band’s ghost drummer, and Jadah Marie as Flynn, Julie’s best friend with a flair for poetry, rap and the spoken word.

Julie and the Phantoms will be released on Netflix on 10 September.

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