The streaming service has handed out its first renewal.
October 21, 2019
Disney's upcoming streaming platform, Disney+, has renewed its first original series. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has been picked up for a second season ahead of its November 8 premiere.
Billed as a modern take on the classic film series of the same name, the musical dramedy follows a group of students at East High who are counting down to opening night of their school's first-ever production of "High School Musical."
Viewers will get their first look at the new show during a special premiere of the first episode on Friday, November 8 airing on ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform. After that, the series moves exclusively to Disney+ as part of the service's official launch on November 12. New episodes of its 10-episode freshman run will then premiere each Friday.
Production on Season 2 is expected to kick off early next year, for a likely return in mid-to-late 2020.
10/22/19 at 06:40pm
What is Disney+?
10/22/19 at 09:46am
For non media speakers - Disney has no faith that people will watch this show that they gave it a second season hoping people will be tricked into watching this. Seeing as how this was announced weeks before a single episode aired this decision CANNOT be based on how people reacted to the actual episodes.
@ Jamie - what do you mean by "Original"? Not based on a franchise? Yes, every network has a couple shows not based on a franchise. An idea not used before? Well nothing original can be made after 1800's when the last "original" idea was done. Or where you just being hyperbolic (which is just lazy)?
10/22/19 at 07:35am
Doesn't any produce original programming? Where's the creativity? The desire to create something NEW! I'm so over remakes, reboots and comic book/superheroes. Shame on you, Disney. I expected more from you.