The young monsters will be going back to school as Nickelodeon has officially renewed the new animated series adaptation of Monster High. After premiering in October, just in time for the spooky holiday season, the series has scored this renewal ahead of the first season’s finale on Dec. 1. Per Deadline, season 2 will consist of 20 new episodes, and the second season has been described as delving further into character backgrounds and “continue expanding on the theme of friendship.”
“Monster High is an iconic franchise that continues to connect with fans around the globe because of its creativity, relatable characters, and authenticity,” Claudia Spinelli, Nickelodeon’s SVP of Big Kids Animation, said of the renewal. “We can’t wait to continue to work alongside our partners at Mattel to bring even more animated stories to life surrounding the most-famous teen monsters around.”
Monster High features the voices of Gabrielle Nevaeh Green as Clawdeen Wolf, Iris Menas as Frankie Stein, Courtney Lin as Draculaura, Tony Revolori as Deuce Gorgon, Kausar Mohammed as Cleo de Nile, Valeria Rodriguez as Lagoona Blue and Spectra Vondergeist, Alexa Kahn as Toralei Stripe, Alexander Polinsky as Heath Burns, and Felica Day as Ghoulia Yelps.
Based on the characters created by Mattel, the animated series was created by Shea Fontana, who serves as showrunner and co-executive producer. Fred Soulie is executive producing with Christopher Kenan for Mattel Television.
Monster High: The Movie Will Also Get a Follow-Up
October also saw the separate premiere of a live-action adaptation on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon. Monster High: The Movie, which was directed by Todd Holland and followed live-action incarnations of the familiar characters, was also considered to be a hit. Shortly before the premiere of the animated series on Nickelodeon, it was announced that Monster High: The Movie 2 would also be happening. The sequel will begin filming in January with plans to debut the movie later in 2023, likely again sometime during the Halloween season.
Mattel TV’s SVP and General Manager, Fred Soulie, said of the franchise’s future: “Monster High is a franchise that, at its core, encourages fans to live as their true selves and celebrate the things that make them unique. We are proud to partner with Nickelodeon and our talented cast members from both the animated and live-action worlds of Monster High to continue delivering this important message through fun, entertaining content.”
Holland directed Monster High: The Movie using a screenplay by Jenny Jaffe, Greg Erb, and Jason Oremland. The first film starred Miia Harris, Ceci Balagot, Nayah Damasen, Case Walker, and Kyle Selig.
Season 2 of Monster High doesn’t yet have a premiere date set at Nickelodeon, and Monster High: The Movie 2 similarly doesn’t have a premiere date at this time.