Since the end credits started rolling at the end of High School Musical 3, fans have been clamoring for a fourth installment. Unfortunately, the closest thing to a sequel Disney has produced is the self-aware spin-off series on Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Set at the same high school where the original film was made, the series follows a group of teenagers as they deal with the pressures of participating in the school’s drama club in addition to their personal friendships, families, and dreams.
While the third season is currently underway, details for the recently confirmed fourth season were announced today at D23. And it sounds like it may just be the series’ most ambitious and most self-aware effort yet.
The synopsis is as follows:
As the main characters as they attempt to put on a production of “High School Musical: Senior Year,” they discover that Disney is finally making the long-awaited “High School Musical 4: The Reunion” on-location at their school and that they get to play featured extras in the film.
It goes without saying that the season will feature cameos from several of the original cast members. After all, original franchise stars Lucas Grabeel (Ryan) and Corbin Bleu (Chad) have already appeared on the show. But the question remains: will we see the likes of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, or even Ashley Tisdale?
We don’t think the series’ creators could successfully getaway with this season if they couldn’t make some kind of magic happen, so we’re betting on it.
The current season follows the students of West High at the Summer camp, Camp Shallow Lake. It revolves around the Wildcats as they attempt to stage a production of Frozen. In addition to songs from the High School Musical franchise and Frozen, this season will also reportedly feature music from the Camp Rock movies too.
You can watch the series, as well as all three of the original High School Musical movies on Disney+ now.