Disney Channel has begun production on a sequel to its wildly popular TV flick Teen Beach Movie.
The news was announced Saturday before the cable channel’s Radio Disney Music Awards.
Original cast members Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally), Maia Mitchell (The Fosters), Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca will return for Part 2, which picks up months after surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie return from a summer adventure that transported them into Brady’s favorite 1960s beach-party movie, Wet Side Story.
As we saw in a post-credits scene at the end of the original movie, the couple’s retro pals Lela, Tanner, Butchy then washed up in the real world. The sequel takes off from there.
Teen Beach Movie 2 will be written by Robert Horn (Teen Beach Movie), Dan Berendsen (Baby Daddy), and Matt and Billy Eddy (Zapped). Michelle Manning (The Breakfast Club) and David Buelow (Teen Beach Movie) will executive-produce, with the original film’s director and choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday (A Chorus Line) directing.
In an exclusive statement to TVLine, Matt Mitovich’s twin sons — who just this week completed their third viewing of Teen Beach Movie — said of the sequel news, “Cool!” and “Cool!”