Mamma Mia 3 is in the works, says co-creator

22 June 2020, 12:19 | Updated: 22 June 2020, 12:37

By Katie Louise Smith

So, is there going to be a Mamma Mia 3? "I think one day there will be another film, because there’s meant to be a trilogy," says Judy Craymer.

Get those suitcases packed ASAP because it looks like we're heading back to the magical island of Kalokairi for one last ABBA singalong.

Co-creator and producer of Mamma Mia!, Judy Craymer, has revealed in a new interview that she is currently working on the third instalment – and she's pretty optimistic that it will happen.

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Teasing a third film in an interview with the Daily Mail, Craymer said that she had been planning the third movie before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

"I was meant to have been getting on with that, in my head, during these months. But then I got hit with COVID fog," Craymer said. "I think one day there will be another film, because there’s meant to be a trilogy, you see. I know Universal would like me to do it."

Mamma Mia 3 could be on the way, says co-creator Judy Craymer
Mamma Mia 3 could be on the way, says co-creator Judy Craymer. Picture: Universal Pictures

Even more exciting is that Craymer also wants to use some of the new songs that ABBA are reportedly set to release later this year. Good news for Amanda Seyfried who recently told Collider that she was worried there wouldn't be enough new songs for Mamma Mia 3.

As we all know, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again saw flashbacks of Donna Sheridan's life after it was revealed that she had died. Lily James stepped into those famous dungarees to play a young Donna, with Meryl Streep returning as Ghost Donna toward the end of the film.

So, with Donna still dead, what will happen next? Craymer didn't offer any insight into the storyline of the potential third film, but given that literally anything can happen on that mysterious Greek island... the plot is anyone's guess.


Will we see flashbacks from a young Ruby Sheridan's life? Sophie dumping Sky and raising her son by herself? Two hours of Harry singing ABBA ballads and living his best life in the sun with his boyfriend? A one woman show where all the roles are played by Cher? Mamma Mia: Tokyo Drift?

It sounds like Mamma Mia 3 is still years away from becoming a reality but as long as Christine Baranski and Julie Walters are back as Tanya and Rosie, we'll take anything.

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