WILDCATS. Get your heads in the game, because it’s time for the start of something new – High School Musical 4.
We repeat: What we’ve been looking for since 2008, High School Musical 4, IS very much happening, and we’re about ready to scream.
Okay, we’ll stop with the dodgy HSM song puns now. Sorry.
Yep, Disney Channel have announced that another installment of East High life is coming, with the channel officially launching a nationwide casting search for the new TV movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HSM4 will revolve around ‘a new group of students at East High, as well as their crosstown rivals, the West High Knights’.
We’re loving this already.
Calling all #Wildcats! A nationwide casting search begins today for #HighSchoolMusical4! #HighSchoolMusical #HSM pic.twitter.com/CqE51CfbQQ
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) March 1, 2016
Of course, despite the casting search, we’re still keeping our fingers, toes and everything else crossed that the original Wildcats – including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman – will make some sort of appearance in the new installment. Please?
In a statement, Disney Channels Worldwide president and CCO Gary Marsh said: “High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA. It embodies all that we stand for.
“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.”
Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2 director, Jeffrey Hornaday, will reportedly direct and choreograph the film, while Dan Berendsen (Hannah Montana: The Movie) and Peter Barsocchini (HSM 1, 2 and 3) have been recruited as screenwriters, according to THR.
Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush will be the executive producers, with Jason La Padura, Natalie Hart and Kendra Patterson serving as casting directors.
It’s safe to say we cannot wait for High School Musical 4 to arrive.