Mamma doesn’t always know best.
Universal Pictures has announced that Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, a musical film sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Mamma Mia!, will be released July 20, 2018—10 years after the first film premiered, Deadline reports.
The original cast, which was led by Meryl Streep, is expected to return with some new additions. Colin Firth played a gay character alongside Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, and Dominic Cooper.
The sequel will be written and directed by The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel screenwriter Ol Parker, who also wrote and directed the lesbian romantic comedy Imagine Me & You.
With ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus back onboard as executive producers, the new movie musical will feature songs not heard in the first film, plus old favorites to delight any dancing queen.
How could such a critically derided movie get a sequel? Considering that the first film grossed $144.1M domestically and $609.8 million worldwide, it’s actually hard to believe it took an entire decade.
My, my, how can we resist you?