High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a live-action Disney+ Original series based on the three original High School Musical films. It premiered on November 12, 2019, the launch date of Disney+. In October 2019, before the series even premiered, it was announced that it was already renewed for a second season.
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.
- Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar-Roberts
- Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen
- Matt Cornett as E.J. Caswell
- Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter
- Larry Saperstein as Big Red
- Julia Lester as Ashlyn Caswell
- Dara Reneé as Kourtney
- Frankie Rodriguez as Carlos
- Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Benjamin Mazzara
- Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn
- ↑ "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Premiere". Deadline. (October 18, 2019)