The Tremont Hotel is a mysterious and thrilling place for Griffin Campbell and his new best friend, Harper Dunn, to explore. They frequently travel across time in this American drama that’s been called the “Stranger Things” show for middle schoolers. Come along on a spooky adventure with us as we talk about the hit Disney series, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” including everything you need to know about the next season.
What Is the TV Series “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” About?
Things look pretty grim when 12-year-old Griffin Campbell’s family moves from Chicago to an abandoned hotel in Louisiana. Griffin finds himself far from his friends and the bustle of Chicago, living in the dilapidated Tremont Hotel while his dad fixes it up.
To make matters worse, the whole town of Sulphur Springs is convinced that the place is haunted by Savannah Dillon, a girl who disappeared from the Tremont summer camp thirty years ago. Not to spoil anything, but weird stuff starts happening.
Local Harper Dunn befriends Griffin, and after they discover a secret portal that enables time travel, the two become obsessed with solving Savannah’s disappearance. In season one, they try to figure out what happened to Savannah and if there’s any way to save her.
Things get spookier in season two as paranormal activities increase at the Tremont. The Campbell family is busy preparing to reopen the hotel to guests, while Harper attempts to unlock secrets from her own family’s past and their connection to the hotel. She comes to believe the answers she needs can be found in the 1930s, at the time when her great-grandmother Daisy was at the Tremont. Savannah also returns to try to help Griffin and Harper uncover more secrets of Sulphur Springs.
Where Was “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” Filmed?
The TV show “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is set in fictitious Sulphur Springs, Louisiana. The first and second seasons were filmed in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. St. Bernard Parish, home of the famous Creedmoor Plantation, stood in for Sulphur Springs with some filming actually taking place on plantation grounds.
According to a Disney spokesperson, interior shots were mostly filmed on sound stages. They also let loose some secrets about the fictional Tremont Hotel. Apparently, the hotel scenes aren’t all shot in one location, and the Tremont hotel is half real and half digitally created. The spokesperson, however, declined to provide specific filming locations, which sounds a bit suspicious, but it was just because of security concerns.
Is “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” a Good Show?
Many viewers would agree that “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is a good show, especially for preteen audiences and parents. Common Sense Media parent and kid reviewers rate the show 4 out of 5 stars and recommend that kids who watch the series be at least 8 or 9 years old. They believe that some spooky moments might be too much for a younger crowd, especially for kids who are highly sensitive to supernatural stuff.
“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” also received a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 94% of viewers rated the show 3.5 out of 5 stars or higher.
About the Cast of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”
The main cast of characters from “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” includes the Campbell family, the Dunn family, and Savannah Dillon.
Here’s a look at who’s who:
Preston Oliver as Griffin Campbell
Madeleine McGraw as Zoey Campbell
Landon Gordon as Wyatt Campbell
Kelly Frye as Sarah Campbell
Josh Braaten as Ben Campbell
Jake Melrose as young Ben Campbell
Jim Gleason as Bennett Campbell, Sr.
Kyliegh Curran as Harper Marie Dunn
Diandra Lyle as Jess Dunn
Bryant Tardy as Topher Dunn
Johari Washington as Topher Dunn
Izabela Rose as young Jess Dunn
Elle Graham as Savannah Dillon
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Preston Oliver began his acting career as a pirate in his elementary school’s production of “Peter Pan.” His career was officially launched after he landed the role of Riley Boyd on “Chicago Fire” in 2019. Besides his main role as Griffin in “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” Oliver is most well known for playing the son of Kevin on the hit TV series “This Is Us.”
Playing opposite Preston Oliver is Harper’s Kyliegh Curran, a newcomer to TV and film who began her career on stage. Curran was born in Miami, Florida, and began acting at age seven. She made her Broadway debut at age 10 when cast as Nala in Disney’s “The Lion King.” Curran is also known for her role in the 2019 Stephen King thriller “Doctor Sleep.”
About the Creator and Writers of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”
Creator, writer, and executive producer Tracey Thomson is to thank for this interesting, time-traveling series about history, family, and friendship. Thomson began her writing career in the realm of TV soap opera dramas. She’s known for her work on “General Hospital,” “All My Children,” and “The Young and the Restless.”
“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is Thomson’s first original TV series, and the first show she’s produced. She co-wrote the series with former coworker and soap opera writer Charles Pratt, Jr. Pratt is known for his work as a writer on “General Hospital,” “Santa Barbara,” and “The Young and the Restless.” He also created the daytime drama “Sunset Beach” and helped produce “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” alongside Thomson.
R. Lee Fleming, Lindsey Klingele, Elena Song, and Katherine Kearns were also credited with writing some episodes in season one. Season two saw the addition of two new writers for a few episodes, Carmen Corea and Caroline Renard.
Where Can You Watch “Secrets of Sulphur Springs?”
“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” premiered on the Disney Channel on January 15, 2021. There have been two seasons so far, with a total of 19 episodes. Season two was released on January 14, 2022. You can stream “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” season one and two on Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and Apple TV. DisneyNow also has all eight episodes of season two available to stream.
We’ve put together episode guides for both seasons below so you can be sure to watch them in order if you’re new to the series – or if you just want a refresher before the next season.
“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” Season 1 Episode Guide
The first season of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” includes 11 episodes, all titled with references to famous songs or popular sayings with the word “time.”
Below are season one episodes listed in release order:
- “Once Upon a Time”
- “Somewhere in Time”
- “Straight Outta Time”
- “Time to Face the Music”
- “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time”
- “Time Warped”
- “Long Time Gone”
- “If I Could Turn Back Time”
- “As Time Goes By”
- “No Time Like the Present”
- “Time After Time”
“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” Season 2 Episode Guide
Season two of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” was shorter than the first season. It’s possible that cuts were made due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as filming was shut down for a time.
Season two features the following eight episodes as we’ve listed them here in release order:
- “Only Time Will Tell”
- “No Time to Waste”
- “Time Out”
- “Wrong Place, Wrong Time”
- “It’s About Time”
- “Crunch Time”
- “Check-out Time”
- “Time Is Not on Our Side”
Will There Be a Season 3 of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs?”
While there’s a lot of suspense in the show, Disney didn’t keep fans of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” waiting for news of another season for long. Disney announced their popular mystery series would be renewed for a third season in early February 2022, about three weeks before season two ended.
According to Film New Orleans, filming for season 3 of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” will take place from July through September 2022.
We expect “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” to air in January 2023 based on the release dates of past seasons.
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Season three of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is sure to be a good one as we follow Griffin and Harper through time on their mysterious adventures. The story should pick up where season two left off, at the grand reopening of the Tremont hotel. Check your local Disney Channel listings for reruns or tune into a streaming platform like Disney+ to catch up on any episodes you’ve missed. Remember to be on the lookout for new episodes in early 2023.
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