If you’re a fan of High School Musical and Descendants then this new Netflix show, Julie and the Phantoms will be right up your alley.
Julie and The Phantoms
The show was produced by Kenny Ortega (aka the mastermind behind all the best Disney Channel musicals and it even guest stars Descendants Booboo Stewart.
It follows the story of high schooler Julie (played by Madison Reyes) who lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians, Luke, Reggie, and Alex (played by Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada, Owen Patrick Joyner) from the 90s suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.
Julie is a strong, smart and talented fifteen year old who gives the band “a second chance at life” by becoming their lead keyboardist. After her mom died she lost her passion for music, but luckily the Phantoms appeared and reignited her love for creating and performing. She is played by the amazing Madison Reyes, and this is her first professional acting role! She beat out over 700 other people for the role.
The boys aka the phantoms of Sunset Curve include Luke (who has a tough exterior but is actually really sensitive and sweet), Reggie (who’s the prankster of the group), and Alex (who basically holds the whole group together).
Jeremy Shada (who plays Reggie) is the voice of Finn in Adventure Time. Another fun fact is that the mascot of Julie’s high school is a bobcat (which is a nod to the wildcat mascot in High School Musical. Also, the marching band in episode five, “I’ve Got The Music” is a subtle nod to the parade scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (which was choreographed by Kenny Ortega).
The series has nine episodes for you to enjoy and it launches on the 10th of September on Netflix (so make sure to mark your calendars).
Check out the video below for your first look at Julie and The Phantoms..