Schmigadoon Season 2 Trailer: Apple TV+ Series Parodies Chicago

“Schmigadoon!” transforms into “Schmicago” for Season 2, modeled after darker, edgier musicals.

Apple TV+ releases ‘The Sound of Music’ to ‘Sweeney Todd’. The first trailer for season 2 of “Schmigadoon!”, the streamer’s music parody series, has been released.

By Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio of “Schmigadoon!” Season 1. was a riff on the basic concept of the 1947 Tony Award-winning musical “Brigadoon.” Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star as Melissa and Josh, a long-term couple going through a rocky patch in their relationship. The pair stumble upon the remote city of Schmigadoon and soon realize they can’t go there until they understand true love: something defined by the magical realm as partners. they weren’t Each episode featured several original musical numbers based on “Brigadoon” and other musicals of the era, all written by Paul.

“Schmigadoon” Season 2 brings Josh and Melissa back to the modern world, where Melissa feels disaffected after experiencing real-life musical magic. The two pack up and head out again to visit Schmigadoon, only to find it has been transformed into “Schmicago,” a edgier setting modeled after darker musicals by the likes of “Chicago’s” Bob Fosse and the legendary Stephen Sondheim.

Most of the cast members who played the residents of Schmigadoon in Season 1 are back — including Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski and Aaron Tveit — but they accept the new roles of “Schmicago” parodying new musicals.

Cameron, whose Season 1 role was a riff on “Oklahoma’s” Ado Annie, now plays a version of “Cabaret” lead Sally Bowles, and Chenoweth and Cumming appear to be playing the title character in Miss Lovett and Sondheim’s classic “Sweeney.” shapes it. Todd.” The cast also includes newcomers Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page; Burgess plays the season’s narrator, parodying the role of the main character in “Pippin.”

“Schmigadoon!” Upon its release in 2021, it received mostly positive reviews, and Paul won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music and Lyrics for his song “Corn Puddin’.” IndieWire’s review of Season 1 called the series “an ambitious show that simultaneously aims to modernize the musical while humorously poking fun at some of the genre’s more obvious narrative flaws.”

“Schmigadoon!” magic awaits you (and only you) on April 7th when Season 2 debuts with its first two episodes. The remainder of the six-episode season will air weekly on Apple TV+ until the finale premieres on May 5. Watch the season 2 trailer below.


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