High School Musical: The Musical: The Series may seem confusing at first as it is set as the “real-life” East High, where the original DCOM movie was filmed and it will follow their story to the opening night of their school’s production of “High School Musical.” It will feature some docu-style elements as well as some meta references as it takes on the classic. This seems like a great way to reboot the series and make it a bit interesting and different for the fans or the original and new fans will probably go back and watch the DCOM now as well.
The cast of the show has another Andi Mack alum with Sofia Wylie playing the role of Gina. We also have Joshua Bassett as Ricky, Olivia Rodrigo as Nina, Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn, Matt Cornett as EJ, Dara Renee as Kourtney, Julia Lester as Ashlyn, Frankie A. Rodriguez as Carlos, Larry Saperstein as Big Red, Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Mazzara as well as other members playing smaller roles.
The offical trailer video for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is below has many of the kids talking about the original movie and what characters they would like to play in the musical.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will start streaming on Disney+ November 12th.
The 10-episode scripted series, set as the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” With meta references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 15 years ago. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.