After many months of hopeful fans dreaming of ‘Julie’ season 2, director Kenny Ortega broke the news via Instagram that the show will not be renewed for another season.

Ortega stated in the post that “our @julieandthephantoms family want to send our love and endless thanks for our Fantoms all over the world for the tremendous outpouring of love and support you have shown us since our premier. We learned this week that Netflix will not be picking us up for another season. Although our hearts are saddened, we move on with such pride for what we accomplished as a team and the family we built while creating Julie. We hope you will continue to follow us as we move forward with our work and careers.”

‘Julie and the Phantoms’ is a musical dramedy set around Julie Molina, a teenage girl who recently lost her mom and her love of music and writing. One day, she unknowingly summons three teen boys who were on their way to becoming famous musicians in the band, Sunset Curve, but their chance at fame got cut short.

With the boys’ help, Julie finds her passion for music once again. The only catch is that the boys died in 1995 and are only seen by others when they’re playing their instruments and singing with Julie. She can still see them even when they aren’t singing and begins to form strong friendships with the boys.

The show has such a fun and creative quality that you can’t help but fall in love with and root for the characters. It is so different from shows that are out right now and that’s what really set it apart from other shows on Netflix as well as on TV.

Kenny Ortega and some of the cast from the show were recently in Paris, France at Dream It Con. Kenny announced the cancellation of the show and Madison Reyes who plays Julie and Charlie Gillespie who plays Luke, sang “Finally Free” and the audience joined in. While fans continue to petition for a season two, seeing the cast come together on stage was a bittersweet way to say goodbye to the series.

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