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'High School Musical: The Musical' TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Ricky

'High School Musical: The Musical' TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Ricky

Disney has just announced the first cast member for the new High School Musical: The Musical digital series – Joshua Bassett!

You might recognize the 17-year-old actor from Stuck in the Middle, and he’ll play Ricky, a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a bold plan to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini – by auditioning to star opposite her in the school’s production of “High School Musical.”

The series is a 10 episode series, which follows a group of high school students who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their fall theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from “High School Musical” as well as an original song.

The show will debut on Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019, and will be filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a single camera documentary style.

“As someone whose childhood was shaped by the cultural phenomenon that is ‘High School Musical,’ I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to tell this story. Go Wildcats!” Joshua shared in a statement.

Congrats Joshua!

Vanessa Hudgens Reveals 'Breaking Free' Nod in Upcoming Music Video With Phantoms - Watch!

Vanessa Hudgens Reveals 'Breaking Free' Nod in Upcoming Music Video With Phantoms - Watch!

When Vanessa Hudgens shared that there was a nod to High School Musical in her upcoming music video with Phantoms for “Lay With Me”, we thought that the basketball uniforms would be all we would get.

BUT – WE WERE WRONG!

In a new teaser, Vanessa gave fans an even better look at the video coming to us this week and there’s an entire nod to “Breaking Free”!

“Told you this one for you guys,” she captioned on her Instagram with a bunch of emojis with their tongues sticking out.

Check out the new teaser below and check back to JJJ later this week for the full video!

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'High School Musical' Digital Series Kicks Off Casting - Meet The Characters Here!

'High School Musical' Digital Series Kicks Off Casting - Meet The Characters Here!

The High School Musical digital TV series is getting underway and starting to cast it’s main players!

Disney announced today that casting for High School Musical: The Musical, was started.

High School Musical: The Musical is described as a “fresh take” on the iconic franchise and will consist of 10 episodes, following a group of students at East High who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their winter theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage.

Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from the OG High School Musical as well as an original song.

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'Zombies' Stars Meg Donnelly & Milo Manheim Are Both Huge 'High School Musical' Fans

'Zombies' Stars Meg Donnelly & Milo Manheim Are Both Huge 'High School Musical' Fans

Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim have much more in common than just staring in Disney’s new movie-musical Zombies — they’re both huge High School Musical fans!

“My dream my whole life was to be in High School Musical,” Meg, 18, told JJJ in our recent interview with her.

In fact, when she heard about the plans for a High School Musical 4, Meg was ecstatic for it.

“I am very interested in that,” she says. “That would be amazing. We all kept hearing rumors about it, and they were making HSM 4, and then were like, no, never mind. I don’t know, but it would be amazing.”

Turns out, Milo, who plays Zed, is a big fan too.

“Without a doubt [my favorite DCOM] is High School Musical,” he told TigerBeat. “I used to recreate all the scenes and dance numbers in my garage.”

Looks like we can add both Milo and Meg to the stars who are interested in starring in the flick.

Zombies will premiere on Friday, February 16th on Disney Channel.

Vanessa Hudgens Approves of 'High School Musical' TV Series

Vanessa Hudgens Approves of 'High School Musical' TV Series

Most of us let out a collective grown when Disney announced that a High School Musical TV series was on it’s way.

The upcoming show would make its’ debut on the streaming service that Disney is setting up in 2019, along with a Monsters, Inc. and Star Wars-inspired series, too.

While we did grown about it, being true HSM fans and all, at least one Wildcat is supportive of the project — none other than Gabriella Montez herself, Vanessa Hudgens.

“That’s awesome!” she told Cosmopolitan about the idea. “I grew up watching musicals. I love musicals. So I feel like the longer we can keep them alive, the better.”

So, would Gabriella pop up at all on the show?

“I dunno!” Vanessa shared. “I mean, we’ll see. If they ask, who knows.”

We’re thinking that if she did, it would be in the form of a vintage poster for Twinkle Towne.