Alright Wildcats, it's time to suit up and get back to East High! Disney announced Tuesday thatHigh School Musical 4 is happening and casting is under way.
The new Disney Channel Original Movie will introduce a new set of East High aspiring singers - and their crosstown rivals the West High Knights. Jeffrey Hornaday, who directed Teen Beach Movie - the second highest rated DCOM after High School Musical - will helm the new film. His Teen Beach colleague Dan Berendsen and HSM scribe Peter Barsocchini will write the script.
"High School Musical is part of Disney Channel's DNA. It embodies all that we stand for," says Disney Channel head Gary Marsh. "As a way of continuing to embrace that heritage, we're excited to announce 'the start of something new' — as we launch a search for a new class of East High Wildcats to star in a fourth installment of the High School Musical franchise."
The High School Musical franchise launched the careers of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens over ten years ago. Will it be able to do the same for new talents? More importantly, who from the original cast will return to East High for the new adventure?