Schmidt Garton! Star Jaime Camil Teases Dark Season 2, Improv in Chicago

Exclusive: Schmigadoon! Star Jaime Camil teases that Melissa and Josh will return for a dark season 2 inspired by Chicago, Cabaret and Sweeney Todd.

Schmidt Garton! When Josh (Kegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecile Strong) return for season 2, star Jamie Camille teases a darker town, Schmigadoon, the Schmicago now. Debuting on Apple TV+ in 2021, this musical comedy follows estranged couple Melissa and Josh and their story. Stumbled across the picturesque town of Schmigadoon. However, they soon discover that they cannot leave without rekindling their love. Characters, scenes and music from the first season of Schmigadoon! Parody of iconic musicals from the 1940s and 50s, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and musicians.

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, who facilitated the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios, Camil teases what fans can expect from Schmigadoon Season 2! He reveals that Josh and Melissa wanted to go back to Schmigadoon, but found Schmicago instead. Camil explained that this isn't Schmigadoon Josh, Melissa or audiences are used to taking inspiration from musicals like Sweeney Todd and Cabaret.

Jaime Camil: Well, it's no longer Schmigadoon!, now it's now Schmicago. We're in the era of the darker musicals. I cannot spoil anything; we don't even have a trailer out there. I think Keegan and Cecily's characters miss Schmigadoon. They want to go back because they miss the color and the fun and everything. Then they realize when they actually go back, "Oh, shoot. This is not Schmigadoon. This is Schmicago, and this is not a musical that we're want to get stuck in." Because this is very dark and Sweeney Todd and Cabaret and everything. That's pretty much how it goes.

What We Know About Schmigadoon! Season 2

Schmigadoon will return most of the original cast for season two, including Key, Strong, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Aaron Tveit and Martin Short. Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Golden Rice Schmidt) and Patrick Page (Heights in Hadestown) will also join the cast. In addition to Key and Strong, it appears the cast will be playing new characters inspired by 1960s and '70s musicals, including Sweeney Todd, Cabaret and Chicago.

While how Melissa and Josh ended up in Shmicago after Schmigadoon remains a mystery, Camil may have provided new insight. It looks like the couple did escape the musical town at the cliffhanger end of season one, but according to Camille, they miss the quirky and quirky town. This seems to spur Melissa and Josh to try and return to the Shmigadoon, only to discover the darker, more dangerous Schmicago.

With the reveal of the new age musical, along with the cast of Page and Burgess and images shared by Schmigadoon, details of the new season are largely under wraps! Creators tease audience expectations. Camille's reveal of Melissa and Josh was an exciting new insight that changed expectations, as many fans thought the couple crossed the stone bridge into Shmicago instead of attempting to return to Schmigadoon. The second season will continue the musical parody, but it seems As times change, the tone will reflect the darker music, characters and settings of that period.

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