High School Musical: The Series season 2: Release date, cast and news about the Disney+ show

13 January 2020, 17:50

By Sam Prance

Will there be a HSMTMTS season 2 on Disney+? Here's everything you need to know.

Disney+ has confirmed that there will be a High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 and it's coming out soon.

Ever since Disney+ launched, subscribers have been obsessed with HSMTMTS. Not only is the hit teen show a fresh take on High School Musical (it's about the school where the High School Musical films were filmed putting on a production of High School Musical) but it also has a brilliant cast (Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie and Matt Cornett are all stars).

The season 1 finale aired last week (10 Jan), leaving fans desperate for season 2. With that in mind, here's all the important information we know about HSMTMTS season 2 including the release date, cast, trailer, soundtrack, news and more.

When does High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 come out?

High School Musical: The Series season 2: Release date, cast and news about the Disney+ show
High School Musical: The Series season 2: Release date, cast and news about the Disney+ show. Picture: Disney+

When does HSMTMTS season 2 come out?

Disney+ were so confident in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series that they renewed it for season 2 in October last year before season 1 even aired. There is currently no official release date for season 2 but Entertainment Tonight recently revealed that production for the second season begins in "mere weeks" (February?) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Production on HSMTMTS season 1 took place between February 2019 and June 2019 and the show came out in November 2019. Taking this into consideration, we reckon that we can expect HSMTMTS season 2 to air on Dinsey+ anytime from September onwards. We imagine that there will be 10 episodes just like in season 1.

Who will be in the HSMTMTS season 2 cast?

As it stands, it looks like all our faves from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 1 will return in season 2. So you can expect to see Olivia Rodrigo (Nini), Joshua Bassett (Ricky), Matt Cornett (E.J), Sofia Wylie (Gina), Larry Sapperstein (Big Red), Julia Lester (Ashlyn), Dara Renée (Kourtney), Frankie Rodriguez (Carlos Rodriguez), Mark St Cyr. (Mr. Benjamin Mazzara) and Kate Reinders (Miss Jenn) again.

It's currently unclear how Olivia Rodrigo will feature in the season if Nini accepts her offer to study at a performing arts school, but we don't think she will be leaving the series anytime soon. As for Sofia Wylie's character Gina moving to Salt Lake City, HSMTMTS showrunner Tim Federle told ET: "It's hard for me to imagine doing season two without Sofia Wylie." In other words, she's almost definitely coming back.

Tim also revealed that "Seb is stepping up as a series regular" so we'll be seeing Joe Serafini in every episode in season 2. He then hinted that "there are new faces and people to meet" in season 2 as well.

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What will happen in HSMTMS season 2?

Season 2 will likely pick up right where season 1 left off and, as Miss Jenn teased, we will no doubt find out what the spring musical is and see the students auditioning for it and rehearsing for it. We'll also find out if Nini accepts her offer, if she tells Ricky and how that affects their relationship in the long run.

Elsewhere, we imagine that Kourtney will actually audition for the musical now that we know how great her singing voice is. We'll also see Big Red and Ashlyn's relationship unfold now that they've kissed, and more of Carlos and Seb. Plus, we can't wait to find out what's next for E.J. and Gina.

Whether or not we'll see more spark fly between Ricky and Gina, Tim Federle told ET: "I know we’ve got some Rina stans out there, and I’m hoping this show has five or seven seasons so we’ll see where they all end up." He also said we'll see more of Miss Jenn's "romantic situation".

What songs will be in the HSMTMTS season 2 soundtrack?

This will become clear as soon as we know what the spring musical is at East High in season 2. That being said, there will be a mix of show tunes and original songs in season 2 just like in season 1.

Is there a HSMTMTS season 2 trailer yet?

As is stands, there isn't a trailer for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 but we shall update you as soon as there is one.

What do you want to happen in HSMTMTS season 2?