Yes we’ve been brokenhearted and blue since they day we parted theaters after watching the original 2008 smash comedy Mamma Mia. But it looks like all of that is about to change now that the trailer for the second installment of the musical centered around the iconic and catchy tunes of ABBA has arrived today (Dec. 21).
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the hit musical sensation based off the Broadway production of the same name, arrives next summer and if the trailer shows us anything it’s that it is going to be another smash hit.
Arriving a decade after the first film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will flash between the past and present day to showcase what all the characters we’ve come to know and love have been up to while discovering the story of Donna and how she came to be the woman she is today. Original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfriend, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski and more are all set to return along with newcomers such as Lily James who will play a younger incarnation of Donna and Cher, who will play Donna’s Mother.
There are tons of floppy hats, a pregnancy, exotic Greek island locations, lots of flashbacks, and, of course, plenty of breaking into song.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star Seyfried said that, “The movie’s better than the original because there’s a depth to it that only comes from time,” giving hope to any fans who were saying “SOS” rather than “Gimme Gimme Gimme.”
Watch the trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again below:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again arrives in theaters on July 20th 2018.