It’s time to get’cha head in the sport, as a result of Disney+ has formally arrived.
One of the most anticipated authentic exhibits on the new streaming service is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The reboot — which has already been renewed for a sophomore season — follows a bunch of highschool juniors placing on their faculty’s theatrical manufacturing of (you guessed it) High School Musical, the Disney Channel film that made Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens well-known. As creator and showrunner Tim Federle beforehand advised PEOPLE, “Doing theater is all about finding your tribe.”
The authentic High School Musical film — starring Efron, Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, and Monique Coleman — premiered on the Disney Channel on Jan. 20, 2006. A sequel adopted on the community on Aug. 17, 2007, after which a 3rd (centered round the group’s huge commencement) hit theaters on Oct. 24, 2008.
“There aren’t a lot of writers who get to launch a new streaming platform like Disney+,” Federle stated. “It’s a privilege to create a love letter to followers of the authentic High School Musical motion pictures whereas additionally making an irreverent, feel-good musical for a brand new technology.”
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How a lot does Disney+ value?
Beginning immediately, followers can get pleasure from Disney’s streaming service for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a yr. With the service comes an overload of characteristic movies, TV exhibits and animated sequence.
What is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series about?
Ricky (Joshua Bassett) is a charismatic skater who auditions for the musical in an try to win again his ex-girlfriend, Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), regardless of her new boyfriend, E.J. (Matt Cornett). When it comes time for audition outcomes, Nini and Ricky win the roles of Gabriella and Troy, respectively, a lot to the ire of E.J., who appeared poised to be the subsequent Troy Bolton.
The former couple is compelled to put their variations apart to placed on a profitable present, as the present’s trailer teases extra dancing, singing and drama to come, with (in fact) the sound of a HSM basic, “Stick to the Status Quo.”
The 10-episode first season additionally follows switch scholar Gina Porter (Sofia Wylie), E.J.’s cousin Ashlyn Caswell (Julia Lester) and drama trainer Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders).
Who are the stars?
First, the children. Bassett, 18, could also be a well-known face for Disney followers: He recurred as Aidan on season 3 the Disney Channel present Stuck in the Middle. The identical goes for Rodrigo, 16, who performed important character Paige Olvera on the community’s Bizaardvark from 2016-2019, and Wylie, 15, who starred on Andi Mack from 2017-2019. Cornett, 21, is probably finest often called Ryan on the CBS ensemble sitcom Life in Pieces. This is the first main position for Lester, who has appeared in Mom.
Playing the theater trainer, Reinders, 39, has fittingly had a protracted profession on Broadway, most just lately as Cynthia Well in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
What else is accessible on Disney+?
Along with the new HSM sequence, Disney+ has additionally debuted the highly-anticipated authentic sequence The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars TV present.
The streaming service’s library contains 100 Disney Channel Original Movies, each Star Wars film, seven of the Marvel movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and even cult classics like Newsies.
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Several National Geographic Channel exhibits are additionally obtainable, as are all 30 seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, nearly each animated basic in the Disney vault will be streamed.
Disney+ will even ultimately be house to a number of brand-new sequence, together with WandaVision that includes Avengers stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany; The Falcon and The Winter Soldier starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan; and upcoming reboots of Home Alone and Night at the Museum.
A reboot of Lizzie McGuire can be in the works, with Hilary Duff‘s return as the titular character. And (hopefully in time for subsequent Halloween), a Hocus Pocus sequel has been confirmed.
Disney+ is accessible for streaming now.