Disney Channel has greenlighted a Teen Beach Movie sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Production will begin on Teen Beach Movie 2 this July for a 2015 premiere. Original stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca will return to reprise their roles. Additional castmembers are expected to be announced shortly.
Teen Beach Movie 2 takes place months after McKenzie (Mitchell) and Brady (Lynch) return from a summer adventure that transported them into Brady’s favorite 1960s beach party movie, Wet Side Story, only to receive a surprise visit from Lela (Phipps), Tanner (Clayton), Butchy (DeLuca) and their other surfer and biker friends.
Teen Beach Movie which debuted July 19, 2013 ranks as cable television’s No. 2 movie in total viewers with a giant 13.53 million. The original soundtrack also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and was No. 1 on the soundtrack chart.
Gary Marsh: ‘The audience response to the first Teen Beach Movie was overwhelming. We are thrilled to have the cast back for a new music-driven saga that continues this fantastical story.’