Ever since it first hit Disney+ in November 2019, fans have been obsessed with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Now, the High School Musical spinoff show is gearing up to premiere its second season! The stars — Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie, Kate Reinders, Matt Cornett, Dara Reneé, Julia Lester, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein and more — took to social media and shared sweet messages after filming on season 2 officially came to an end.
“That’s a wrap on season 2!!! After the craziest year, we all got through this together. I love these people so freakin much and I know you all do too!” Larry wrote on Instagram. In her own post, Julia added, “And that’s a season 2 wrap! best show, best people. Ash and her new middle part can’t wait to see you.”
Joe, for his part, captioned a social media post with, “It’s a wrap. I am forever in awe of the cast & crew who make this show the magic it is every single day — thank you for an incredible season!”
The show’s stars have also spilled a lot of tea on what fans can expect to see during season 2. “The kids of East High Drama Club put on Beauty and the Beast … and it’s gunna be good,” the HSMTMTS cast told J-14 exclusively, noting that its going to be “bigger” than season 1. “There’s more drama, there’s more storylines, there’s more music.”
During a March 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Joshua also teased what fans can expect to see during season 2, including “a little bit more of the development of Ricky, as well as all the other characters.”
“This season is truly remarkable,” the actor also told ET. “As much as it’s been hard filming during the global pandemic, I’m definitely sad to go because it’s so special. So it’s a bittersweet thing, but honestly it just means we’re that much closer to the rest of the world getting to see it. I’m so excited.”
Aside from their December 2020 holiday special, the cast debuted a few short episodes to bridge the gap between season 1 and season 2. Throughout January 2021, seven short videos premiered on the show’s Instagram page, per Entertainment Tonight. “We knew that with shutdowns and new protocols around filming, season 2 would debut later than we’d originally anticipated. So creating these little in-between videos was a way to remind the audience where the characters are, right after the season 1 finale,” creator Tim Federle told the publication. “The videos feature the entire 11-person series regular cast and the action picks up right after opening night of High School Musical. Everyone has something (or someone) on their mind.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series takes place 15 years after the original series and follows a whole new group of East High students as they put on their high school musicals. What show will the stars be performing throughout season 2? Well, J-14 went ahead and broke it all down for you. Scroll through our gallery to uncover everything we know so far about High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 2.
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