Schmigadoon Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, And Other Things We Know About The Apple TV+ Show

The sign for Schmicago in Schmigadoon Season 2.
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When I first heard about Schmigadoon! back in 2021, I had no idea I would end up falling for the Apple TV+ original series so quickly, but then that first episode dropped and I was hooked like a fish to bait. I loved the atmosphere, the fun songs, and of course, the incredible Schmigadoon! cast. But, once it ended, I found myself feeling sad at the fact that it was over. I didn’t know if Season 2 would come. Here we are now, though, and Season 2 is right around the corner. 

Fans of the show might be wondering what exactly the plot is going to be, or who is going to be coming back for the next season. Don’t you worry your little musical heads, readers, because here is what we know so far about Schmigadoon! Season 2. 

What Is The Schmigadoon! Season 2 Premiere Date?

Dove Cameron in Schmigadoon!.

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We can confirm that Schmigadoon! Season 2 is set to release on Apple TV+ on April 7, according to the streamer. The hit show will return with a two-episode premiere, before airing weekly episodes until May 5th, for a total of six episodes. 

While the renewal for the show was confirmed back in 2022, we can at least now confirm that it’s going to be on the 2023 TV premiere schedule, so be sure to mark it on your calendar, as well, so you can see this hilariously fun show. 

Most Of The Schmigadoon! Cast Is Going To Be Back

Keegan Michael-Key and Cecily Strong in Schmigadoon!

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When the show was renewed for Season 2, it was already confirmed that both Cecily Strong and her co-star, Keegan-Michael Key, were set to come back for the second season, according to Variety

The last season featured their characters, Melissa and Josh, getting trapped in the world of Schmigadoon!, and the only way for them to find their way back to the real world was for them to find true love - whether that was with someone else or each other, leading to a musical adventure. 

While it looked as if everything had worked out fine for them at the end of Season 1, one can only wonder what brings the couple to Schmicago (the new musical town they find), and how that will impact their relationship going forward. 

The two stars are clearly excited to be back on set and filming the next part of their story. Key himself posted a picture of his trailer to his Instagram page, saying that he was “so excited” to be back and working on Schmigadoon! Season 2. 

Strong also talked about her partnership with Key in an interview with Variety, saying that she always had him in mind for the role opposite her, and that he was the perfect choice: 

I think I had met him. But I just had him in mind. You know how you can see somebody and just assume you’ll be best friends with them? It was one of those times where that actually happened. It was like meeting someone I’ve known my whole life. We both share a Midwest background and the sketch background and we’re big musical theater nerds. And we’re big crybabies – we’d often joke about who was going to cry first. I think at one point he said, 'You know, I’ve only ever had this kind of feeling shooting with someone before, and that was Jordan.' It was so much fun working with him, I almost worried we’d get in trouble on set because we just wanted to goof off.

Thankfully, we also know from that Variety article regarding the renewal that most of the Schmigadoon! cast is coming back for a second round of fun musical numbers and crazy outfits in Season 2, as well.

This includes Ariana DeBose (who won a 2022 Academy Award) as Emma Tate, Kristin Chenoweth as Mildred Layton, Dove Cameron as Betsy McDonough, Jaime Camil as Jorge Lopez, Alan Cumming as Mayor Aloysius Menlove, Ann Harada as Florence Menlove, Jane Krakowski as Gabriele Von Blerkom, Martin Short as Leprechaun, and Aaron Tveit as Danny Bailey. 

The only two people from the original cast who are not confirmed to return are Fred Armisen (who played Reverend Howard Layton) and Liam Quiring-Nkini (who was Emma’s son, Carson)

Tituss Burgess And Patrick Page Have Joined The Cast

Tituss Burgess in Schmigadoon!

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While we already have a stacked cast on this list, we actually have two other amazing additions who have been confirmed for Schmigadoon! Season 2. The Variety announcement regarding the renewal confirmed that Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page will join the cast. 

Both of them are excellent additions to the show. Patrick Page has starred in many amazing Broadway roles, as well as originating the role of Hades in Hadestown, a Tony-Award winning musical, The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He’s also had smaller roles in many movies and TV shows. 

Tituss Burgess is likely known the most for his Emmy Award-nominated role as Titus Andromedon in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, but he’s appeared in many other TV shows as well, such as Central Park, and even starred as Rooster Hannigan as part of the Annie Live! cast. 

Check Out The Trailer For Season 2 Of Schmigadoon!

Some of the cast of Schmigadoon!

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If you’re as excited as I am for Schmigadoon! Season 2, be sure to check out the trailer that was released, below. It shows our first looks at new cast members, Burgess and Page, as well as the new land we are traveling to – Schmicago!

Season 2 Will Be A Parody Of ‘60s And ‘70s Musicals

Kristin Chenoweth in Schmigadoon!

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I’ve always been a huge fan of classic movie musicals, and that was originally one of the big draws of Schmigadoon! for me, because I loved the idea of a modern-day couple being transported back in time and suddenly thrust into this strange world of old musicals. But, Season 2 won’t be returning to that ‘40s and ‘50s style anymore. 

No, this time, we’re going to the ‘60s and ‘70s, baby!

According to the announcement from Variety, the second season of the popular Apple TV+ original is going to parody the world of ‘60s and ‘70s musicals in the world of “Schmicago.” 

The possibilities for this are endless. There are so many iconic musicals from those two decades that could be parodied in this show now, from Bye, Bye Birdie to, of course, Chicago. And, I for one, can’t wait to see what’s going to happen - but we know one thing for sure: feathers will be involved, according to Cecily Strong. 

In an interview that Strong and Lorne Michaels, one of the producers of the show, did with Variety, she confirmed the time period of the upcoming season - and that she is loving her wardrobe:

Yes, we’re going into ’60s and ’70s musicals. I can’t reveal much, but I will say, I’m loving my wardrobe this season. Oh, yeah. I’ve already worn feathers twice, so if that tells you anything.

Filming Completed In July 2022

Ariana DeBose in Schmigadoon!

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With the show coming out soon, one can’t help but wonder if filming for Schmigadoon! Season 2 has come to an end, and thankfully, we can confirm that filming actually ended in July 2022, according to Cinco Paul, one of the creators of the show, who took to Twitter then and said:

And that's a wrap on Schmigadoon! Season Two. Thanks to our incredible crew in Vancouver and the greatest cast ever assembled. Time to exhale, and then put it all together.

It’s so exciting to finally see everything come into play and to see these fantastic characters return to the small screen. Truly, Season 2 of Schmigadoon! already looks to be awesome and I, for one, will be eager to watch every episode when it drops on Apple TV+.

If you haven’t watched Schmigadoon!, do it now!

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Alexandra Ramos
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Big nerd and lover of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. Will forever hate season eight. Superhero and horror geek. And please don't debate me on The Last of Us 2, it was amazing!