Did Jack Black just greenlight ‘School of Rock’ sequel? Here’s what he said


Jack Black is all in for a School of Rock sequel. The popular musical comedy, which was directed by Richard Linklater, was released in 2003. More than 20 years later, the actor-comedian recently told  JOE that he’s “ready” to play the passionate musician Dewey Finn again.

“I wish there’d be a School of Rock 2 Electric Boogaloo,” he stated, referring to the 1984 film sequel to Breakin’.

In School of Rock, Dewey, who was expelled from his rock band, became a substitute teacher at a strict private primary school. He does, however, attempt to transform his class into a rock band along the way. Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman and Miranda Cosgrove were among the other actors featured in the movie.

Black also said that he would want to have White, the original movie’s writer, return to write the script for the imaginary sequel. He did admit, though, that White, who played Dewey’s roommate Ned Schneebly, is extremely busy writing and directing The White Lotus, an Emmy-winning series on HBO.

“You know Mike White wrote the first one and he’s a genius,” the actor said. “And we’d have to have Mike White back in the saddle, but he’s real busy right now with [The] White Lotus, the best show on TV.”

Although it doesn’t seem like School of Rock 2 will be created anytime soon, Nickelodeon did create a television show based on the film that aired for three seasons from 2016 to 2018.