Disney Channel will remain in business with former “The Young and the Restless” writers Tracey Thomson and Charles Pratt Jr. as the network has ordered a second season of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.”
Written, created and executive produced by Thomson, the first season of the mystery-adventure series followed 12-year-old Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver), whose world has been upended by his father, Ben (Josh Braaten), after he moves the family from Chicago to take ownership of an abandoned hotel property, The Tremont. The family — which also includes Griffin’s mother, Sarah (Kelly Frye), and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt (Landon Gordon) and Zoey (Madeleine McGraw) — live in The Tremont in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. On his first day at his new school, Griffin hears rumors that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Savannah (Elle Graham), a girl who disappeared decades ago. He soon meets and befriends Harper (Kyliegh Curran), a thrill-seeking classmate, and they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues about the town’s mystery.
The first season of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is currently streaming on Disney+ and available in DisneyNow.
For season two, the series will take a deeper look into Harper’s family history and their connection to The Tremont hotel. What will start as a fact-finding mission will soon turn into a high-stakes adventure that could forever change her friendship with Griffin.
“Our brilliant executive producers, Tracey Thomson and Charles Pratt Jr., along with a supremely talented cast and crew, have truly created a captivating series that keeps our viewers guessing,” said Reena Singh, senior vice president, Development and Current Series, Disney Branded Television, in announcing a second season. “Now that the disappearance of Savannah has been solved, we look forward to a season of all-new puzzling plots and storylines for kids and families to unravel in the mysterious southern town of Sulphur Springs.”
Since its January 15 premiere, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” has reached 8.4 million total viewers, ranked as the #1 series across all television with Girls 6-11, and the #1 live-action series on DisneyNow. Production on season two will begin in June.
Charles Pratt Jr. (“STAR,” “General Hospital”) also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is produced by Gwave Productions, LLC, and carries a TV-PG parental guideline.