Ever since it premiered on November 12, 2019, fans have been obsessed with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Well guys, you might want to prepare yourselves because the story isn’t over just yet! Yep, Disney+ just announced that not only will there be a second season of the iconic series, but they also revealed that the stars will be putting on a different play this time — Beauty and the Beast!
For those who missed it, the show — which was a spinoff of the epic High School Musical movies — starred Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie and more. The first season followed a whole new group of East High students as they prepared to put on their school’s production of HSM — and viewers seriously cannot get enough.
According to People Magazine, Season 2 of the series will include reimagined musical numbers from both the High School Musical movies and Beauty and the Beast, as well as a bunch of brand new songs. Production of the new season is set to begin this week in Salt Lake City and is slated for a late 2020 debut.
“The outpouring of love and support for Season 1 has been incredibly exciting, and I’m thrilled that the Wildcats are putting on Beauty and the Beast in Season 2,” creator and executive producer Tim Federle said in a statement. “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.”
“We’re excited about Tim’s plans for the new season,” Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing at Disney+, also said. “He continues to amaze and surprise us with the relationships and stories he’s creating for this unbelievably talented cast. Season 2 will be filled with even more of the humor, heart and music that made HSMTMTS a break-out series on Disney+.”
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