As part of its new and yet unnamed streaming services, Disney announced they would officially be bringing High School Musical back to the small screen. But now that they have released details of the new series—let’s just say it is not what us hardcore Wildcats were expecting.
The 10-episode series, which will be all about a high school production of High School Musical, will be titled High School Musical: The Musical because, apparently, Mickey and company seem to think redundancy is cool.
The show will be shot as a docu-style series and will follow a group of students at East High who stage a performance of HSC for their winter theater production, only to realized that as much drama happens off-stage as it does on stage. Every episode will feature a new rendition of a song from the hit late-2000’s original franchise as well as an original song.
And if you thought to yourself “well, this sounds like an awful bad idea, but at least we’ll get to see Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens back at it,” think again, because it seems as if Troy and Gabriella are still Breaking Free from their Wildcat days.
The new show’s casting director, Julie Ashton has started a search for eight series regular roles because, sadly, none of the original cast will be a part of High School Musical: The Musical—not even our sweet Ms. Darbus.
Well, this sure sounds like the start of something new. Sort of.