Disney is set to launch the second season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” later this year.
To get fans ready for the new series, Disney will be releasing a series of seven video shorts featuring all of your favorite East High characters. These will begin rolling out on the show’s official Instagram page, @HighSchoolMusicalSeries, from Wednesday.
New shorts will be released each Wednesday and will give some nuggets about what the characters are up to immediately after the season 1 finale. Each short features the HSMTMTS characters Facetiming each other for relationship advice, thoughts on the spring musical (which will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) and drama department gossip, such as whether or not Gina will stay in Salt Lake City and Nini’s status with the Youth Actors Conservatory.
The shows creator Tim Federle told ET:
“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. 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…”
The first short features Nini and Kourtney FaceTiming the day after they successfully put on East High’s production of High School Musical.
In the new season, the series will include a heavier social media presence within the show.
“In fact, the entire season starts with a video the kids make — ‘Something in the Air’ — for East High Drama Club’s new Instagram handle, so we def[initely] dip a toe in the social media waters,” he reveals. “Instagram was the place, by the way, where Olivia and Josh first started posting their real-life original songs, which led them to write for the show. Art imitates life!”
No release date for the debut of the second season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” on Disney+, but these new shorts will no doubt build excitement among fans and hopefully it won’t be too long until the show returns.
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