Mike, Sully and the MIFT team are back for more. Earlier this week, the official Disney+ Twitter account posted the first trailer for monsters at work season 2! The tweet and trailer can be viewed below.
While the trailer is a brief preview of what’s to come, there’s quite a bit confirmed. We see all of our favorite characters return, both from the movie and the series, and we’re sure to have a great time! If you are new to monsters at workhere’s a basic rundown of the series…
monsters at work is a direct sequel to the 2002 Pixar original, Monsters Inc.. The series begins with Mike and Sully as they struggle to transform Monsters Inc. from a scream factory to a laugh factory. But that plotline is mostly shelved in favor of a new cast of characters. We follow Monsters University graduate Tylor Tuskmon with big dreams of becoming a scary. Prior to the show, Tylor received a letter of acceptance from former Monsters Inc. owner Henry J. Waternoose III.
But if you remember what happened to him in Monsters Inc., this is bad news for Tylor. Fresh out of college and with a degree that no longer holds any value in his changing dream career, Tylor is reassigned to the Monsters Inc. (MIFT) facilities team as a mechanic. As Mike and Sully tackle the company from above, Tylor and the MIFT team stumble through the innards.
The monsters get to work!
monsters at work premiered in July 2021 on Disney+, with new episodes releasing every Wednesday for ten episodes. Although the show received mostly average reviews from critics, it managed to lay the groundwork for fun original stuff in the Monsters Inc. universe. Series developer and Season 1 executive producer Bobs Gannaway spoke with Comicbook.com about the themes of an evolving work culture that were used in the series.
“It was so hard to come up with this idea. I know this idea seems so obvious, that we have this character who graduated from Monsters U and then he goes and introduces himself, they changed for a laugh and it seems like an obvious idea, but it took us a long time to focus on that. A time of change is a great time to tell a story. Mike and Sulley have to deal with the takeover. If you look at this little snap and when told, Mike is super excited and Sulley’s face drops. Responsibility and benefits are the two attitudes. It was the fun of playing where Sully tries to take on that weight of responsibility, while Mike runs around enjoying being in charge, but also now he has to train a bunch of creepy freaks on how to be funny .”
monsters at work Season 2 will air in 2023 and will be executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Kevin Deters. The show stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Ben Feldman, Mindy Kaling, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff and Alanna Ubach.