Is Schmigadoon! returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Schmigadoon! Season 2.
Schmigadoon! is an American musical comedy television series created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, with all songs written by Paul, who also serves as showrunner. If you’ve been wondering whether Schmigadoon! would be renewed or canceled for any more seasons when we have some exciting news for you.
According to Apple TV+, “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.” So, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Continue reading to learn more.
Will there be a Season 2 of Schmigadoon!?
Yes, Schmigadoon! has been officially renewed for a second season by Apple TV+ on June 10, 2022. The official announcement was made on the Apple TV+ Twitter handle, quoting, “Back for another round of song and dance — #Schmigadoon! Season 2 is coming soon to Apple TV+” Take a look at the post below:
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) June 10, 2022
Moreover, Key previously told TVLine, “It was by design that we don’t cross the bridge,” further adding, “We get a palpable ending, which is to say [Melissa and Josh] have learned the lesson that Schmigadoon has presented to them, but there is more to this place that we haven’t explored. I know for a fact that [series co-creator Cinco Paul] has worked out a Season 2 in his mind, if we’re lucky enough to get a pick-up. The other thing I do know is that Melissa and Josh are [in it].”
Schmigadoon! Season 2 Release Date
The official release date of the upcoming season is yet to be revealed as of June 13, 2022. But looking at the release date of the previous season, the fans have speculated that the next season might make its debut sometime around early to mid-2023.
We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time, and the official dates will be confirmed by the network in a few coming months as the series draws close to making its debut on Apple TV+ and other details are released by the streaming platform.
Schmigadoon! Season 2 Plot
Though the exact plotline of the series is expected to be picked up right at the very moment Schmigadoon! Season 1 ended with Episode 6, How We Change, released on August 13, 2021. The episode was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. The official synopsis states, “With the election looming, Mildred relentlessly ramps up her campaign; Josh and Melissa face their true feelings for each other.”
We have highlighted some crucial key points from the finale episode of Season 1, where the viewers got to see that Josh tracks down Carson, and the two talk about how successful relationships take effort. Emma shows up and suggests that she and Carson cross the bridge to begin a new life with Josh. Melissa is retrieved by Lopez, who declares that he prefers her to the Countess, but she wishes to save her relationship with Josh.
Josh, on the other hand, recognizes that he wants the same thing. Mildred is going to win the election in town. Melissa and Josh enter the room, disrupting the vote. She expresses regret for their breakup, and he expresses his love through song. They kiss and dance together. Mildred slams the New Yorkers, while Emma claims that they have taught the villagers to accept themselves for who they are.
Emma reveals that she is Carson’s mother, while other residents divulge long-held secrets, such as Nancy’s mother, Mildred, and Rev. Layton’s feelings for Mayor Menlove. Mildred has a temper tantrum, and the Mayor is re-elected with a landslide victory.
Melissa reminds Mildred that it’s never too late to change, and the community celebrates its success with more contemporary musical styles. Josh and Melissa walk hand in hand across the bridge, but it is unclear whether they will be able to leave Schmigadoon.
Schmigadoon! Season 2 is expected to be picked up from this moment and continue the story in terms of characters and plotlines for another season starting from this precise moment of the finale episode to pick up any potential loopholes and cliffhangers. All of the previous episodes have set the tone for the season, which will develop and expand in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show.
Schmigadoon! Season 2 Cast
The main cast of the series from Season 1 are expected to reprise their roles for the upcoming season to continue the tale. The names of the characters, along with the actors, are listed below.
- Keegan-Michael Key as Josh Skinner
- Cecily Strong as Melissa Gimble
- Fred Armisen as Reverend Howard Layton
- Dove Cameron as Betsy McDonough
- Jaime Camil as Doc Jorge Lopez
- Kristin Chenoweth as Mildred Layton
- Alan Cumming as Mayor Aloysius Menlove
- Ariana DeBose as Emma Tate
- Ann Harada as Florence Menlove
- Jane Krakowski as Countess Gabriele Von Blerkom
- Martin Short as Leprechaun
- Aaron Tveit as Danny Bailey
Moreover, according to Deadline, Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page will also join the fun in the new season, which will find Josh (Key) and Melissa (Strong) in Schmicago, the world of the 60s and 70s musicals.
Schmigadoon! Season 2 Episodes
Although the exact number of episodes in Schmigadoon! Season 2 has yet to be revealed, we can expect at least 6 episodes, each lasting 25–34 minutes, similar to the previous season. Furthermore, many series strive to maintain a consistent episode count throughout the season. So, we anticipate that this series may follow a similar pattern. Here’s a thorough episode guide for Season 1 to help you better grasp the story.
- S1E1: Schmigadoon! – July 16, 2021
- S1E2: Lovers’ Spat – July 16, 2021
- S1E3: Cross That Bridge – July 23, 2021
- S1E4: Suddenly – July 30, 2021
- S1E5: Tribulation – August 6, 2021
- S1E6: How We Change – August 13, 2021
We’d also like to point out that, as of June 13, 2022, the exact titles for the episodes of the second season cannot be confirmed, as the network will publish those when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued once Apple TV+ confirms the status of the series. In the meantime, binge-watch previous seasons to refresh your memory.
Is there any trailer for Schmigadoon! Season 2?
No, Apple TV+ has yet to release an official teaser or trailer for Schmigadoon! Season 2. In the meantime, watch the official trailer for Season 1, which shows that this new musical comedy series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ariana DeBose, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, and Aaron Tveit.
Where to stream Schmigadoon! Season 2?
All the seasons of Schmigadoon! will only be available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
Schmigadoon! Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series, according to Apple TV+, states, “In this parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadoon, a magical town filled with singing and dancing townspeople, and learn they can’t leave without finding true love-which they thought they already had.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Schmigadoon! Season 2 updates.