‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel Trailer Teases Key Character Death, Cher’s Grandmotherly Role (Video)

Big-screen musical follow-up set to open in July

Here we go again. In an effort to get you up and dancing early Thursday morning, Universal Pictures released the trailer for its “Mamma Mia” sequel, officially titled “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”

At the end of the two-minute, 24-second teaser, Cher shows up — and steals the show, frankly — as Amanda Seyfriend’s grandma.

The whole trailer seems to tease the death of Meryl Streep’s character, who as Seyfriend’s on-screen mom would likely be Cher’s daughter. That’s kind of just how generations (and uncomplicated movie plots) work.

Watch the “Mamma Mia 2” trailer above, which once-again plays out like an ABBA “Greatest Hits” commercial. The film also stars Lily James as Young Donna (Streep), Jeremy Irvine as Young Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Alexa Davies as Young Rosie (Julie Walters) and Hugh Skinner as Young Harry (Colin Firth), among other flashback players.

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” sings and dances its way into theaters in July 2018.