Ahead of its season-two arrival on Disney+, Disney Channel is returning to season one of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Saturday, May 8 at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
The advertising-free, one-time-only marathon will feature sneak peeks of season two, a new musical number performed by Nini (Olivia Rodrigo) and Ricky (Joshua Bassett), special messages from the cast and fun facts about them, “Buspool Karaoke” music videos and more.
High School Musical: the Musical: The Series was inspired by 2006 pop-culture sensation High School Musical and is created and executive produced by Tim Federle. The 10-episode first season picks up nearly 15 years after the original movie became a global sensation at the real-life location where it all began: East High.
The series follows a group of students as they count down to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” In season two, the kids will take on Disney classic Beauty and the Beast.
“For everyone who was there at the birth of High School Musical on Disney Channel 15 years ago, this is like a homecoming!” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television in a statement. ”And whether you’ll be experiencing the new series for the very first time or just want to relive the drama and magic of season one ahead of the season two premiere, viewers will get to see it on the platform where it all began … bet on it!”
The series stars Rodrigo and Bassett as well as Sofia Wylie as Gina, Matt Cornett as EJ, Larry Saperstein as Big Red, Julia Lester as Ashlyn, Dara Reneé as Kourtney, Frankie Rodriguez as Carlos, Joe Serafini as Seb, Mark St. Cyr as Mr. Mazzara and Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn.
Season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premieres Friday, May 14 on Disney+.