Disney is currently filming the new High School Musical: The Musical series for the new streaming platform, Disney+. According to a report from Deadline, Oliver Goldstick, who is the the showrunner for the series, will be departing after the first phase of production.
The reason for the departure is down to creative differences and Oliver Goldstick wanted to have the show include more adult themes, which would have changed the tone and the storytelling aspects of the series in a different direction to the writers, Tim Federle’s vision. Which led to the team at Disney+ and the Disney Channel siding with Tim Federle, since the show is aimed at a younger audience.
This series will include 10 episodes and 5 of those episodes have now been filmed. The pilot episode was evaluated and tested, which led to the creative changes including adding a new scene and music.
High School Musical the series picks up nearly 15 years after the original movie aired at the real-life location where it all began: East High. It follows a group of students as they countdown to the opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” Showmances blossom; friendships are tested while new ones are made; rivalries flare and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only a high school drama club can provide.
Brand-new songs and acoustic “rehearsal room” reinterpretations of songs from the original “High School Musical” provide the soundtrack for an unlikely group of theater kids who learn “we’re all in this together” when it comes to pulling off an against-all-odds opening night.
Are you excited for the new High School Musical series?