It’s risky to invest in a new streaming series. A happy ending is unlikely if your project is disliked by the majority of those involved, or if the powers that be are disappointed in it for any other reason. In the first half of 2022, Netflix cancellations have already reached double digits, according to our calculations.
Apple TV Plus’ Schmigadoon has just become the latest new programme to receive a second season, which is a cause for celebration!
Apple has confirmed that Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong’s Schmigadoon!, a six-episode satire of 1940s musicals, would return for a second season (opens in new tab). Instead of focusing on Lovers’ Spat and Corn Puddin’, the series will be focusing on musicals from the 1960 and 1970s in the village of Schmicago. Musicals like Chicago, Grease, The Producers, and Fiddler on the Roof come to mind.
A ambiguous ending to Melissa and Josh’s relationship issues was the only way to finish the first season of Schmigadoon! in the current cancellation climate, as streaming programmes must do in order to survive. In New York City, individuals seldom burst into song no matter how joyful they are, and the film cut to dark before the pair could cross the bridge again.
According to Key, “I suppose it was designed that we don’t cross the bridge” last year. “We get a tangible ending, which is to say that Melissa and Josh have learnt the lesson that Schmigadoon! has brought to them, but there is more to this area that we haven’t explored. If we’re lucky enough to receive a pick-up, I know for a fact that Cinco already has a Season 2 planned.”
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitdt) and Patrick Page (The Gilded Age) will join Key and Strong in season two.
In the meanwhile, Ariana DeBose and Dove Cameron, as well as Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, and Martin Short, as well as Aaron Tveit, will all return, but Fred Armisen and Liam Quiring-Nkindi, who aren’t mentioned as appearing, are evidently at the end of their tethers.
A second season of Schmigadoon!, one of the most popular series on Apple TV Plus, is a wonderful sign for the show’s popularity. However, we wouldn’t be shocked if it was scheduled for release until 2023 at the most.