”High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” an adaptation of the classic Disney film is being made into a series, airing across three Disney-owned networks just a week before it debuts at the launch of Disney Plus.
According to Variety, The series premiere will air on ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform on November 8, at 8 p.m. ET., while the streamer is planned to launch on November 12.
The series will feature an entirely new cast of characters playing drama students and faculty of East High, the same place the original “High School Musical” was filmed.
The 10-episode series will watch as they go from the auditions to the opening night of their staging of “High School Musical: The Musical.”
The series stars Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Kate Reinders, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Reneé, Julia Lester, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein, and Mark St. Cyr. While being created and is executive produced by Tim Federle, who also wrote the first episode, and directed by Tamra Davis. Oliver Goldstick, Davis, and “High School Musical” executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush also stand as executive producers of the first episode.
The publication reports the “High School Musical” series will be one of several originals available at the launch of Disney Plus. According to Variety, others include the “Star Wars” live-action series “The Mandalorian,” the docuseries “The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and the films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.”