Friday, October 18, 2019

Disney+ Renews 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' for Season 2

Ahead of the streaming service's launch, Disney+ has renewed its original drama series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for a second season. Production will begin on the new season in early 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The drama stars Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Renee, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders. 

Tim Federle created the drama. He executive produces with Oliver Goldstick, Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush and director Tamra Davis. 

"We are incredibly excited to bring the next chapter of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to Disney+," said Ricky Strauss, President of Content and Marketing, Disney+. "Tim and this talented cast have delivered a first season that is uplifting, funny, touching and relatable across generations. We are confident that the world, like us, will want much more of these characters, incredible songs and moments of joy."

"We challenged executive producer Tim Federle to re-imagine the world of High School Musical for a contemporary audience," added Gary marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. "At every turn, Tim has delivered a show that's imaginative, layered, optimistic and heartfelt, one that remains reverential to the original High School Musical premise while carving out its own identity with new characters, new relationships and both new and familiar songs. We're thrilled to have the encouragement and support for a second season from our platform partners at Disney+."

The series premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will be televised across three networks - ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform - on Friday, November 8 at 8/7c. That's ahead of the Disney+ streaming launch on Tuesday, November 12. The second episode will premiere Friday, November 15 exclusively on Disney+, with subsequent episodes premiering weekly on every Friday.