The last chapter of the original High School Musical trilogy ended 10 years ago last October, and now Disney Channel is reviving the hit franchise with a brand new TV series. More East High shenanigans? Sign us up. It'll be filmed in a docu-style format, which means it may be following in the footsteps of shows like The Office and Modern Family. The show will follow a new crop of East High Wildcats who put on a performance of — you guessed it — High School Musical for their winter theater production. Like with the HSM movies, the teens quickly learn drama happens offstage as much as on it.
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Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Martha Sorren. There's a new set of students at East High now that it's been over a decade since the High School Musical characters graduated. Instead, this cast is totally current for a Gen Z generation and is filled with up and coming young actors. The premise of the series is that new drama teacher Miss Jenn Kate Reinders wants to stage a rendition of High School Musical at the real East High where the movies were filmed. And not only do some of the new cast members mirror those roles, but some of them also mirror other characters outside of those roles.
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It's Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One - and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini - there's more drama offstage than on. After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show "go on" if the Mazzara accidentally spend the holiday together at East High. Celebrate National Dog Day with a look at some shows that feature a few of the most adorable dogs on TV. Watch the video.
Subscriber Account active since. Catchy tracks and perfectly synchronized choreography resulted in the film being viewed by millions of people nationwide, and the soundtrack became the top-selling album of The success also led to two sequels and a new series called "High School Musical: The Musical," recently debuted on Disney's streaming service Disney Plus. The episode show features a new generation of actors, rather than the familiar faces from the three films. Keep reading to see what the cast has been up to in the 14 years since "HSM" was released. He was the most popular guy at East High, equally talented at singing and playing basketball.