What time is it? Well actually, the moment has come to prepare to meet a whole new batch of Wildcats. That's right High School Musical is officially coming back to Disney Channel, except this time as a show. And it won't be for free, so time to start saving up.
It was announced by Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger that a series based on the mega-popular, forever beloved DCOMs is in development for Disney's digital streaming service that's set to launch in 2019. So basically, Disney is going to have its own type of Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime, since you will have to have a monthly subscription in order to see the content on there. But along with the HSM series, there is a Monsters Inc and live-action Star Wars shows on the way too, so big things will be coming to this streaming platform.
This does bring up the question of what is going to happen with the High School Musical 4 movie Disney Channel announced was in the works back in March of 2016. After a casting call to find the new wave of Wildcats went down and we found out who some of the new characters were supposed to be, talk of the DCOM that was set to reboot the franchise has kind of dwindled down. There isn't any word on if the movie is still happening and how this new show is going to impact it, but will be interesting to see how this show turns out.
Heading back to East High to meet the next singing, dancing and athletically gifted characters we're all going to be obsessed with? Yes, we're are all about this. HSM catapulted Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and tons of your faves into superstardom and although it's been more than a decade since we first met Troy and Gabriella as they randomly sang karaoke together on New Year's Eve, this is truly the perfect time to reinvent this franchise and bring it to a whole new audience. Time to get our heads in the game again.
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