The most excellent first look at Bill & Ted Face the Music is finally here!

It’s been over a year since the studio announced the return of Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan III with Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprising the iconic roles since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

As the duo learned in 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, their music will inspire the utopian society in the future creating peace which is why they have been hard at work trying to create music for their band, Wyld Stallyns. “Now an emissary from the future comes and says, ‘You’ve got to do it right now. We’ve got literally 80 minutes or all of reality will come to an end,’” says writer Chris Mattheson.

The pair are aided in their quest by their daughters – Samara Weaving plays Bill’s daughter, Thea, while Brigette Lundy-Paine is Ted’s kid, Billie. Joining the cast are SNL’s Beck Bennett who plays Ted’s brother, Deacon, and musician Kid Cuti who plays himself. “He gets mysteriously thrown around through various times, because all time and space is coming unglued,” explains director Dean Parisot.

Returning series veteran includes William Sadler as the Grim Reaper who used to be part of the band in the second film. Take a look at the first stills below before Bill & Ted Face the Music arrives in theaters August 21, 2019.

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends – to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

Bill & Ted Face the Music is directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), from a screenplay by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey) – and produced by Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, and Steve Ponce.