Disney+ Readies Season Two of High School Musical Series


Disney+ has kicked off production on the second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will see the East High drama students prepare to perform Beauty and the Beast as their spring musical. It will include reimagined musical numbers from both the High School Musical movies and the stage production of Beauty and the Beast as well as brand-new songs. The new season is slated for a late 2020 debut on Disney+.

Created and executive produced by Tim Federle, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars Olivia Rodrigo (Nini), Joshua Bassett (Ricky), Matt Cornett (E.J.), Sofia Wylie (Gina), Larry Saperstein (Big Red), Julia Lester (Ashlyn), Dara Reneé (Kourtney), Frankie Rodriguez (Carlos), Mark St. Cyr (Mr. Mazzara) and Kate Reinders (Miss Jenn). Joe Serafini (Seb) will be joining as a series regular in season two.

Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing at Disney+, said: “We’re excited about Tim’s plans for the new season. He continues to amaze and surprise us with the relationships and stories he’s creating for this unbelievably talented cast. Season two will be filled with even more of the humor, heart and music that made HSMTMTS a break-out series on Disney+.”

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide, said: “The opportunity to ‘borrow’ one of the most classic Disney scores—and build our second season of HSMTMTS around it—is like having your wish upon a star granted.”

Federle added: “The outpouring of love and support for season one has been incredibly exciting, and I’m thrilled that the Wildcats are putting on Beauty and the Beast in season two. It was one of the first Broadway shows I ever saw, when I was 14, and it’s got all the perfect metaphors for the high school experience: Do people judge me for how I look? What is true love? Will I achieve the future I dream of? And, perhaps most importantly, it’s got dancing forks.”