High School Musical: The Series season 3: Release date, cast and news about the Disney+ show

14 September 2021, 17:00

By Sam Prance

Will there be a High School Musical: The Series season 3? Here's everything we know about HSMTMTS season 3 so far.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 just finished and there is already a demand for HSMTMTS season 3.

HSMTMTS season 2 picks up right where season 1 left off. Following East High's hit production of High School Musical: The Musical in season 1, we find out if Nini accepts her offer to study at the Youth Actors Conservatory and how that affects her relationship with Ricky. Not to mention, the season focuses on Miss Jenn's spring production of Beauty and the Beast.

Will there be a High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 though? Here's everything that we know so far about HSMTMTS season 3 including the release date, cast, trailer, soundtrack, musical, news, spoilers and a lot more.

When does High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 come out?

High School Musical: The Series season 3: Release date, cast, trailer and news
High School Musical: The Series season 3: Release date, cast, trailer and news. Picture: Disney+

Will there be a HSMTMTS season 3?

Yes. On Sep 13, Disney+ took to Twitter to confirm that they have officially renewed High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for a third season. Disney+ tweeted: "Buckle up for Season 3, Wildcats".

When does HSMTMTS season 3 come out?

There's no official High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 release date just yet. HSMTMTS season 2 was originally supposed to debut in November 2020. However, production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and it didn't debut until mid-May 2021.

Given that COVID-19 restrictions have now eased up, we imagine that it will only be a year max until HSMTMTS season 3 will come out. It's even possible that Disney+ are hoping to bring back the show as soon as November this year. We'll let you know as soon as there's a date.

Episodes will probably air weekly on Disney+ like the first two seasons.

Who will be in the HSMTMTS season 3 cast?

As it stands, it looks like all our faves from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 will return in season 3. So you can expect to see icons Joshua Bassett (Ricky), Matt Cornett (E.J.), Sofia Wylie (Gina), Larry Sapperstein (Big Red), Julia Lester (Ashlyn), Dara Renée (Kourtney), Frankie Rodriguez (Carlos) and Joe Seradini (Seb) all rerturn.

Olivia Rodrigo fans who are concerned that her new career as a popstar may stop Nini from appearing in season 3 shouldn't have to worry. Olivia told The Guardian in May 2021 that she's currently "committed to HSM for two more years". In other words, she will likely be in season 3 and possibly season 4 as well.

However, HSMTMTS showrunner Tim Federle told Hollywood Life: "Look, I have so much respect for Olivia as a songwriter and as a human and what her own dreams are. I love High School Musical with Olivia. I think Olivia is a massive part of our success but I think Season 3 is sort of a TBD in terms of where Nini’s journey would go."

With that in mind, it's unclear if Olivia will be in season 3 or not but we'll let you know as soon as there is confirmation.

Mark St Cyr. (Mr. Benjamin Mazzara) and Kate Reinders (Miss Jenn), who play East High's favourite teachers will also likely be back for more HSMTMTS fun. Meanwhile, new season 2 stars Olivia Rose Keegan (Lily), Roman Banks (Howie) and Derek Hough (Zack) will probably all come back.

No to mention, Jordan Fisher (Jamie) will likely take on a bigger role in season 3 if Nini sticks around.

We imagine that new characters will be introduced too.

What will the musical in HSMTMTS season 3 be?

There is no official word yet on what the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 musical will be. However, HSMTMTS showrunner Tim Federle told Hollywood Life: "Choosing the musical for the show is hard because there are so many possibilities. You can go way, way off, you can go High School Musical 3, you can create a new musical."

After High School Musical: The Musical in season 1 and Beauty and the Beast in season 2, anything is possible. Listen out for easter eggs though. Nini mentioned Beauty and the Beast early in season 1, so a character could let slip the season 3 musical at some point during season 2.

Our bet is that it could be an original musical with songs written by Nini, Ashlyn and the rest of the characters.

What will happen in HSMTMS season 3?

HSMTMTS season 2 ends with East High deciding to pull out of the Alan Menken Awards for High School Musical theatre, so there is now potential for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 to focus on the school's next winter musical as the students start a brand new year of school.

In terms of what we can expect in season 3, HSMTMTS showrunner Tim Federle let slip to Hollywood Life: "I always like picking up right where you left off because I think that’s the nature of streaming TV today, which is very sensible. I have a couple of ideas for season 3, but ultimately it’s got to start at that greenlight so I’m hoping to get the chance."

As for romance, as it stands, Ricky and Nini have broken up, Gina and E.J. are together, Big Red and Ashlyn are together, Kourtney and Howie are together and Carlos and Seb are together but everything can change in a new season.

It looks like Ricky and Lily may start a relationship going into season 3. It also seems likely that Nini will start working with Gina's brother Jamie on original music. Meanwhile, Gina and E.J. appear to have finally worked things out.

Not to mention, we'll find out if Mr. Mazarra will decline his new job offer and begin dating Miss Jenn.

What songs will be in the HSMTMTS season 3 soundtrack?

Again, we won't know this until the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 musical is announced. However, expect there to be a mix of original songs alongside songs from the season 3 musical just like the first two seasons.

It also seems likely that some songs from High School Musical 3 could feature seeing as High School Musical 2 songs were included in season 2.

Is there a HSMTMTS season 3 trailer yet?

No but we'll update you as soon as Disney+ release a High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 trailer.