Schmigadoon! season 2: release date, trailer, cast and everything to know about the musical comedy

Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong in Schmigadoon
Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong in Schmigadoon! (Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

Who's ready to return to Schmigadoon? Or, Schmicago, as it has been redubbed for Schmigadoon! season 2. The Apple TV Plus musical comedy series is leaving the eras of '50s musicals from season 1 behind and instead is going to pay homage to the '60s and '70s era of musicals that was defined by the likes of Bob Fosse and, most notably, Chicago.

It's definitely an era filled with classic musicals (WTW's list of best movie musicals features a handful from the '70s) that should lead to some toe-tapping original songs. But of course, the musical numbers are just part of the draw of Schmigadoon, as much of season 1's impressive cast is set to return along with some exciting additions.

Here is everything that you need to know about one of the most anticipated spring TV shows.

Schmigadoon season 2 release date

Schmigadoon! season 2 arrives on Apple TV Plus on Wednesday, April 5, with the first two episodes. There are going to be six episodes in the new season in total, with one premiering each week following the multi-episode premiere.

You can catch up with all of Schmigadoon! season 1 on Apple TV Plus right now.

Schmigadoon! season 2 plot

After Josh and Melissa were able to rediscover their love for one another with the help of the people of Schmigadoon, they were ready to head back to the real world. Unfortunately for them, they appear to miss the world of Schmigadoon and attempt to get back to it. Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

"Having found true love in the town of Schmigadoon, season two of Schmigadoon! will find Josh and Melissa in Schmicago, the reimagined world of '60s and '70s musicals. The second season of Apple's broadly acclaimed comedy will include new original musical numbers from co-creator and executive producer Cinco Paul."

Schmigadoon! season 2 cast

Back leading Schmigadoon! are Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as Melissa and Josh. They're not the only ones back for this new season, as Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Aaron Tevit and Martin Short are all back, though they are playing reimagined roles in this new version of Schmigadoon.

New to the cast are Titus Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Patrick Page (Spirited), who like their co-stars have a background in musical theater.

Schmigadoon! season 2 trailer

The trailer for Schmigadoon! season 2 is here. In it we see references to classic musicals including Chicago, Hair, Sweeney Todd and more. Watch the full trailer below:

Get a little more background on the new season and a look at some brand new footage with this behind-the-scenes video:

How to watch Schmigadoon! season 2

As an Apple TV Plus original series, if you want to watch Schmigadoon! season 2 you are going to need to sign up for the Apple TV Plus streaming service. It does still offer a seven-day free trial, in case you were wondering. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).