It's Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One - and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini - there's more drama offstage than on. After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night.
The last chapter of the original High School Musical trilogy ended 10 years ago last October, and now Disney Channel is reviving the hit franchise with a brand new TV series. More East High shenanigans? Sign us up. It'll be filmed in a docu-style format, which means it may be following in the footsteps of shows like The Office and Modern Family. The show will follow a new crop of East High Wildcats who put on a performance of — you guessed it — High School Musical for their winter theater production. Like with the HSM movies, the teens quickly learn drama happens offstage as much as on it. The male star of the series, Ricky is a "snarky sweetheart," a decent student, and Nini's boyfriend. Unfortunately for Ricky, Nini breaks up with him ouch , so he decides to win her love back in the most extra way possible: auditioning for the school's production of High School Musical , anxiously hoping they'll both be cast as the leads.
Zac Efron starred as Troy Bolton.
The series is produced by Chorus Boy and Salty Pictures in association with Disney Channel , with Oliver Goldstick serving as showrunner for the first four episodes. He was succeeded by Federle as showrunner for the remainder of the first season. Set at a fictionalized version of East High School , the school at which the original movie was filmed, the series follows a group of teenage theater enthusiasts who participate in a staging of High School Musical: The Musical as their school production. Cyr and Kate Reinders. The series has received a positive response, with critical reviews highlighting the performances of the cast. The teacher decides to stage a performance of High School Musical: The Musical for her first winter theater production to celebrate the school's affiliation with the original film. In the second season, the theater students of East High stage a production of Beauty and the Beast for the spring musical. On November 9, , it was announced that Disney was developing a television series adaptation of their High School Musical film series created by Peter Barsocchini. On May 30, , it was announced that Federle would serve as a writer and executive producer for the series. Federle drew inspiration for the mockumentary style of the series from other films and programs such as Waiting for Guffman and The Office.
Subscriber Account active since. Catchy tracks and perfectly synchronized choreography resulted in the film being viewed by millions of people nationwide, and the soundtrack became the top-selling album of The success also led to two sequels and a new series called "High School Musical: The Musical," recently debuted on Disney's streaming service Disney Plus. The episode show features a new generation of actors, rather than the familiar faces from the three films. Keep reading to see what the cast has been up to in the 14 years since "HSM" was released. He was the most popular guy at East High, equally talented at singing and playing basketball. Troy fell in love with Gabriella after meeting her at a ski resort and reluctantly being paired up for karaoke.