Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection spoilers comply with.
We refuse to let it go in the case of Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection, and plainly Disney should really feel the identical means, as a result of following season three’s Frozen extravaganza, the present will now be returning for a fourth season on Disney+.
And what’s even higher is that this announcement was made earlier than season three even began to air, which simply goes to indicate how a lot religion Disney has in our beloved Wildcats.
“This collection continues to ship greatest in school drama, humor, and coronary heart,” mentioned Disney’s president of branded tv, Ayo Davis, in her official assertion.
“[Creator and executive producer] Tim Federle’s imaginative and prescient and interpretation of this legacy IP retains evolving season over season, and we will not wait to see what’s in retailer for the Wildcats subsequent.”
Showrunner Tim Federle echoed all this too in his personal assertion (by way of The Hollywood Reporter), saying: “This collection has been an epic journey from the beginning, and I am past grateful that we get to maintain making music, telling these tales, and showcasing these distinctive stars.”
We’re grateful too, so be a part of us right here at Digital Spy as we get our heads within the recreation and unpack every thing heading your means in Excessive College Musical season 4.
Excessive College Musical season 4 potential launch date: When will it return on Disney+?
If every thing’s on monitor, we might count on season 4 to reach in the summertime of 2023, and through an interview with Individuals, collection star Sofia Wylie principally confirmed as a lot, revealing that manufacturing will decide up in September 2022 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah.
Excessive College Musical season 4 solid: Who shall be in it?
Excessive College Musical season 4 is ready to return to its meta, Wildcat origins subsequent yr by staging a Excessive College Musical 3: Senior Yr manufacturing. And that is not all. In season 4, East Excessive College can even be reworked into the taking pictures location for a fictionalised Excessive College Musical 4: The Reunion.
So sure, that does imply extra film alumni may seem now, becoming a member of earlier returnees like Lucas Grabeel, Kaycee Stroh and Corbin Bleu.
Throughout an interview with Individuals, showrunner Tim Federle revealed that he is despatched an invite out to all the Excessive College Musical stars who modified our lives for the higher in that unique trilogy.
“Now it is a matter of juggling and holding my breath and praying and lighting candles and seeing who needs to come back play with us,” says Federle. “So I’ve excessive hopes, however I can let you know we have engaged lots of people and it is gonna be a very thrilling season.”
Do not be shocked if Zac Efron finally ends up showing in some capability after he teased his curiosity again in Might.
“Severely, having the chance in any kind to return and work with that staff could be so wonderful,” mentioned Zac on the time. “My coronary heart remains to be there. That might be unbelievable. I hope it occurs.”
Throughout that very same Individuals interview, Federle additionally confirmed that just about everyone from the principle collection solid will return as properly, together with newbies like Maddox (Saylor Bell) and Jet (Adrian Lyles), in addition to Cornett’s EJ, regardless of having not too long ago graduated.
Does that imply JoJo Siwa may return for an additional cameo too? Talking about her position as Madison in season three, the Dancing with the Stars finalist advised EW: “I instantly was like, ‘Sure, I do not care the capability, I do not care the day, I do not care the time, signal me up.’
“It is such a cool, iconic present and it seems like such a giant, massive honour, and so I simply felt actually grateful.”
One key solid member who will not be returning although is Olivia Rodrigo, after she mentioned her goodbyes on the finish of season three.
Throughout a current chat with Federle, the Excessive College Musical showrunner completely opened as much as us about Olivia’s diminished position and her exit from the present.
“I imply, anybody being attentive to the music enterprise within the final yr… it is like: you are not Sherlock Holmes to find that Olivia’s change into the largest music star on the planet, as I feel she richly deserves,” Federle mentioned.
“I truly went to Disney and mentioned, ‘I feel Olivia ought to tour the world. That is her dream. And I feel we must always do the appropriate factor, and permit Olivia’s music profession to blow up.’
“I had Olivia’s assist in that, and I had Disney’s assist in that. All of us labored collectively to provide her – I feel and hope – a very memorable expertise in season three for these OG Excessive College Musical collection followers, whereas additionally recognising that there is a lot expertise on this solid, and there is different tales we are able to inform.”
Excessive College Musical season 4 plot: What’s going to the fourth season be about?
Following the tip of season three, Excessive College Musical showrunner Tim Federle spoke to Individuals in regards to the subsequent steps and the way season 4 is a “actual return to the unique” season.
“[It’s] the actual return to why the present received greenlit within the first place, which is actual theater youngsters singing at this iconic location, aka East Excessive,” he added.
However what does the longer term maintain past that? Federle admits there’s an endgame in sight if cancellation does loom after season 4:
“I feel I’ve glibly previously mentioned we’re gonna go seven seasons and I’d nonetheless love that however I feel aside from Cobra Kai, we’re simply in regards to the longest working reboot there’s proper now, which we’re all tremendous, tremendous grateful and happy with.
“I undoubtedly have endgames in thoughts for all the characters by way of how lengthy the present goes. I feel that is gonna be a call that Disney and I come to collectively.”
Would unique solid members like Olivia Rodrigo return when that day comes? Federle mentioned: “There’s lots of people who’ve change into part of our prolonged household and I feel after we attain that day, my hope could be that it is only a massive cheerful, joyful get together on set.”
Excessive College Musical season 4 trailer: When can we see a promo?
Excessive College Musical will launch new season 4 footage in 2023, most likely round early summer season. It will be a tricky watch for positive, however simply keep in mind: We’re all on this collectively.
Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection streams on Disney+.