Julie and the Phantoms Netflix release date, cast, trailer, plot: When is the series out?
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Julie and the Phantoms is the latest Netflix venture by High School Musical director Kenny Ortega. The musical series follows high school student Julie (played by Madison Reyes) as she hopes to rekindle her passion for music. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is Julie and the Phantoms released on Netflix?
High School Musical fans will be pleased to hear the highly anticipated series will air on Netflix on September 10.
The first season will be made up of nine half-hour episodes, and as this is a Netflix Original, they should all drop at the same time.
Fans in the US should be able to watch all nine instalments from midnight, whereas fans in other parts of the world will have to wait until 8am.
The short episodes make for easy binge-watching, so viewers are likely to blast through the first season.
In the series, Julie is still mourning the death of her mother, until she meets three unlikely friends.
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Who will be in Julie and the Phantoms?
As previously mentioned Julie will be played by Madison Reyes, who will be taking on her biggest role to date.
She comes across the ghosts of three young musicians from 1995, who appear in her mum’s old music studio.
The ghosts – Luke, Reggie and Alex, are played by Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada and Owen Patrick Joyner respectively.
Other cast members include Booboo Stewart as Willie, Cheyenne Jackson as Caleb and Carlos Ponce as Ray.
Sonny Bustamante will play Carlos, Jadah Marie plays Flynn, Sacha Carlson is Nick, and Savannah Lee May is Carrie.
Is there a trailer for Julie and the Phantoms?
An official trailer is yet to be released but Netflix has issued the cast audition tapes for viewers to see.
Reyes is seen reading for the part of Julie and fans get a first peek at her beautiful singing skills.
The cast members are thrilled when they find out they have landed the main roles as Julie and the three ghosts.
Reyes, Gillespie, Shada and Joyner all take part in a promotional photoshoot with Ortega offering words of encouragement.
The official Instagram account for the new series already has more than 6,000 followers, and the most recent post says: “Meet your new favourite band.”
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What is Julie and the Phantoms about?
The series follows high school singer Julie who lost her love for music following the death of her mother.
But she manages to find her passion for singing again when the ghosts of three musicians appear in her mum’s old studio.
She is inspired to start songwriting again and builds a strong friendship with the three ghosts.
They encourage her to form a new band with them, and so Julie and the Phantoms comes to light.
Netflix describes the series as “embracing life’s ups and downs” and it should inspire students to follow their dreams.
Fans have already shown their excitement for the new series on Instagram, with one saying: “Is it bad that I’m 28 and still love shows like this? #septemberhurryup.”
Another fan said: “Since Kenny Ortega is directing this, I know this is going to be amazing.”
Fans have pointed out Julie and the Ghosts was a Brazilian TV series from back in 2011, which aired on Nickelodeon.
One season made up of 26 episodes aired and it was split into two phases, which aired in 2011 and 2012.
The official Netflix synopsis for the new series says: “Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms – a trio of ghostly guys – become the band they were never able to be.”
Julie and the Phantoms airs on Netflix on September 10
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