'HSMTMTS' Creator Teases What's Next for the Characters in Season 2!

'HSMTMTS' Creator Teases What's Next for the Characters in Season 2!

(SPOILER ALERT: Do not continue reading if you haven’t seen the season one finale of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!)

As we eagerly await season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, executive producer and showrunner Tim Federle is teasing us with what we can expect.

Here’s what the creator of the Disney+ series had to share in a new interview with ET:

On whether or not Nini will immediately tell Ricky about her offer: “That is such a good question that I can’t wait for viewers of episode 2×01 to discover.”

On if E.J. and Gina’s pairing will be revisited in season two: “So yes, to answer your question, do I see E.J. and Gina having further conversations and scenes in season two? I do just as much as I also see already– We’re turning in the sixth script of season two coming up and I already see such interesting combos all over the place, because these actors are so flexible and interesting that putting them in different pairings always leads to success.”

On Ricky and Gina’s pairing: “Something as simple as Ricky singing her a song in episode 6 can mean so much. And that is another thing musicals give you, which is the power of song, which is so inherently emotional and can tell so many stories that the script never could. 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.”

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Click inside to hear what else he had to say…

On Gina possibly moving back to Salt Lake City after Ashlyn’s “crazy” idea in the finale: “The only thing I’ll say about that is it’s hard for me to imagine doing season two without Sofia Wylie, so that’s as much as I’ll say on that topic.”

On Miss Jenn’s love life: “Exploring Miss Jenn’s romantic situation is a great headline for one of the things I’m approaching with this character in season two. I won’t say anything more beyond that. … I think you’re picking up on interesting things and there’s a lot more stories with Miss Jenn to tell.”

On the spring musical and when season two will pick up: “Yeah… All I’ll say is, with the young cast, I want to hold on to them as long as possible. So yes, storytelling-wise, we’re not going to do Fargo; we’re not jumping 20 years. But there’s still a lot of nitty gritty for me to work out. So if I told you anything, that would be a lie. At this point, it’s all still pretty flexible.”

On introducing new students at East High for the new season: “Yeah. We announced that Seb is stepping up as a series regular, so he’ll be in every episode. I’m looking big picture at how we expand the show, so that definitely includes the idea of new characters. Exactly where they’ll land or who they’ll be is still in clay phase. But yeah, generally speaking in second seasons of shows, there are new faces and people to meet, so hopefully we’ll get some of that in our show too.”

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Posted to: High School Musical, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie, Television, Tim Federle