It's the 'Start of Something New' with 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'

Tim Federle, Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo are bringing the beloved film to a new generation with the series.
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school musical" on Disney plus an a sneak peek. Okay. In the old day, teachers would wait two, maybe three days to announce no the cast. But when you know, you it's called instinct. And always bet on the underdogs. Congrats. Chad? She thinks I'm a Chad? We're joined by the cast. Please welcome Tim Federle, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo and your fellow cast members right here and, Tim, I love the idea you've come up with here. Show within a show. Almost within a show. Tell us how you came up with it. We all love "High school musical" up on the stage and I think the whole idea with this series was to follow a new group of wildcats as they count down to their school's first ever production of "High school musical" so that was kind of where the idea came from. Did you all grow up with it? Oh, yes. Oh, yes. So you guys are filling some pretty big shoes here. Zac Efron's character. You'lly zac Efron's character. A little nervous? You know, it's fun the way it works. I'm Joshua playing Ricky who auditions for Troy. It's layered and confusing. Cool the way we pay tribute yet do our own entirely different thing so it's cool the way they did it. Have you had a chance to be in touch with him. No, I'm waiting. If you're out there. Joshua T. Bassett on Instagram. Back it up and you're playing the Vanessa Hudgens character. Yeah, what I think is so great about this show is we're not trying to remake "High school musical" because there's absolutely no way we could capture it, the magic that was "High school musical," it was just insanity and lightning in a bottle so we're not trying to do that at all but getting to play Mimi is a real honor and excited to introduce new characters and plots to wildcats. Corbin bleu said this is the real deal. This must make you feel great. That was an honor. We've gotten a lot of love from him and Kenny Ortega and part of what is exciting is these brand-new songs. If you tune in you hear the hits you know from the movie 13 years ago but there's brand-new songs. These two wrote a song for the series that appears later in the series, it's really exciting to watch this new generation kind of come up and use their own voices with the franchise. We cannot wait to see. Everybody, at home. See the first episode of "High school musical: The musical: The

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