High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming back for the fourth season where things are about to get even more meta. The Wildcats will be putting on a stage production of High School Musical 3: Senior Year, while Disney films the long-awaited High School Musical 4: The Reunion on-location at East High School.
Per Disney’s official description of the fourth season of HSMTMTS, after an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lake, in which the Wildcats film a Disney+ documentary on Frozen, the crew is set to return to East High where they will prepare a stage production of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. On their first day back, the principal announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited High School Musical 4: The Reunion movie on location at their beloved high school, and our Wildcats will be playing featured extras in the movie. It’s season four, and it’s now or never.When the HSMTMTS cast spoke with E! News at D23, Joshua Bassett, who plays Richard Bowen, revealed fans can expect “more everything” in the fourth season of the series. While he didn’t reveal many details about the season, he noted that “it is three steps ahead of all the other seasons,” adding that “people are going to be blown away.”It was previously reported that members of High School Musical’s OG cast were invited to return for the fourth season. Although there has been no official confirmation that any of the cast is returning, on July 22, 2022, Zac Efron took a trip to East High. Sharing the experience on Instagram, Efron, who starred as Troy Bolton in High School Musical, visited the school where he filmed the original Disney movies almost two decades ago.
And Efron isn’t the only Wildcat to stop by his alma mater recently. Vanessa Hudgens paid homage to her time on the show recently as well, also visiting the school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and sharing a video on Instagram. The actress and singer captioned the June 26 clip with a quote from her character Gabriella, “Do you remember in kindergarten how you’d meet a kid and know nothing about them, then 10 seconds later you’re playing like you’re best friends because you didn’t have to be anything but yourself?”