Apple TV+ today announced that its hit AFI Award-winning musical comedy series Schmigadoon! has been renewed for a second season and will return with new original musical numbers from creator and executive producer Cinco Paul.
The streaming service has also announced new series Sugar, starring Colin Farrell and created by Mark Protosevich.
Schmigadoon! stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit are set to return, with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two.
Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of Schmigadoon! will find Josh (Key) and Melissa (Strong) in Schmicago, the world of ’60s and ’70s musicals.
Following its global debut on Apple TV+ last year, Schmigadoon! was honored with an AFI Award, and has received wide acclaim and accolades, including a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for star Kristin Chenoweth.
The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. It is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Paul serves as showrunner and wrote all of the original songs for the series.
Robert Luketic directs and co-executive produces. Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers, Micah Frank serves as co-executive producer, and star Cecily Strong and Caroline Maroney serve as producers.
The complete first season of Schmigadoon! is now streaming on Apple TV+.
Following a highly-competitive situation, Apple TV+ has announced a series order for Sugar, a new genre-bending series hailing from creator and executive producer Mark Protosevich (The Cell, I Am Legend, Thor), with Colin Farrell (The Batman, True Detective, The Lobster) attached to executive produce and star in the lead role.
Hailing from Apple Studios, the new series is set to be directed by Academy Award nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Constant Gardner, Two Popes), who will also serve as executive producer.
The series is also executive produced by Academy and Emmy Award nominee Simon Kinberg (X-Men films, Deadpool films, The Martian), Audrey Chon (Invasion, The Twilight Zone) and Scott Greenberg (The Guilty). Chip Vucelich also executive produces.
Sugar marks the second collaboration for Kinberg’s Genre Films and Apple TV+, and will stream alongside the global hit series Invasion, which recently received a second season renewal. The series is a moving, character-driven science-fiction drama series co-created, written and executive produced by Kinberg and David Weil.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.