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For the band with the same name, see Julie and the Phantoms (band).

Julie and the Phantoms is an American comedy series based on the original "Julie e os Fantasmas" series from Brazil. The Netflix version was created by Dan Cross and David Hoge. It stars Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada, Owen Patrick Joyner, Jadah Marie, Booboo Stewart, Cheyenne Jackson, Sacha Carlson, and Savannah May. It was released on September 10, 2020 on Netflix. [1]

Synopsis

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.

Plot



Characters & Cast

Season 1

Main

Recurring

Production

Development

On April 9, 2019, Kenny Ortega signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix, including production of Julie and the Phantoms. Ortega executive produced the series alongside Dan Cross, David Hoge, George Salinas, and Jaime Aymerich. Cross and Hoge also serve as showrunners. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Crossover Entertainment and Mixer Entertainment.[2] On August 26, 2020, an official trailer was released[3] and the series was released on September 10, 2020.[1]

Casting

On July 21, 2020, upon series premiere date announcement, Madison Reyes, Charlie Gillespie, Jeremy Shada, Owen Patrick Joyner, Jadah Marie, Sacha Carlson, and Savannah Lee May were cast in the starring roles while Booboo Stewart, Cheyenne Jackson, Carlos Ponce, and Sonny Bustamante were cast in recurring roles.[1][4][5]

Filming

Principal photography for the series began on September 17, 2019 and ended on December 14, 2019 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Reception

Caroline Framke of Variety wrote, "Sure, their ghost adventures become very silly, very quickly. But who cares! Julie and the Phantoms is just fun and adorable enough for none of that to really matter."[6]

For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 93% based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "With catchy tunes and just the right amount of ghost jokes, Julie and the Phantoms is a fun, feel-good show that proves a perfect showcase for newcomer Madison Reyes."[7] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 77 out of 100 based on 7 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Trivia

  • This is Madison Reyes breakout role and first time acting professionally.
  • The show shares many similarities with the 80's cartoon Gem and the Holograms.
  • Owen Patrick Joyner (Alex) and Savannah Lee May (Carrie) previously worked together in the TV Show Knight Squad.
  • This is the second project for Jadah Marie (Flynn), Booboo Stewart (Willie) and Cheyenne Jackson (Caleb) who were all co-stars in the Descendants 3 (2019), their first project. Kenny Ortega directed both Julie and the Phantoms and Descendants 3.
  • Julie and the Phantoms was released on Netflix on the 10 year Anniversary of Pair of Kings which premiered on Disney Channel on September 10, 2010 exactly 10 years before Julie and the Phantoms. Both shows were created by the same creators Dan Cross and Dave Hoge.

Gallery

Soundtrack

Main article: Julie and the Phantoms: Music from the Netflix Original Series

A soundtrack was released on September 10, 2020, alongside its series debut on the streaming service.[9]

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References

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