A new take on "High School Musical" is on its way.
Production has just begun on "High School Musical: The Musical," one of the new original series for Disney+.
The 10-episode series is set 15 years after the original movie. It follows a group of new students at East High as they count down to opening night of their school’s first production of "High School Musical."
There will be new songs and reinterpretations of songs from the original "High School Musical" soundtrack.
Meet the cast: Joshua Bassett ("Stuck in the Middle"), Olivia Rodrigo ("Bizaardvark"), Kate Reinders ("Modern Family"), Sofia Wylie ("Andi Mack"), Matt Cornett ("Bella and the Bulldogs"), Dara Reneé ("Freaky Friday"), Julia Lester ("Mom"), Frankie Rodriguez ("Modern Family), Larry Saperstein ("Fan Girl"), and Mark St. Cyr ("Doomsday").
Tamra Davis ("Empire," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") is directing the first three episodes.
"The challenge we handed the creative team was Herculean. How do you recapture the joy and the magic of the original 'High School Musical' movie…and simultaneously re-imagine it completely?” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. "That’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. And [executive producers Tim Federle and Oliver Goldstick ]– and this amazingly talented and diverse cast and crew – have done exactly that."