Many of us would agree that attempting to rework an old favorite requires vision, hard work, and a willingness to stay true to the original piece. While it’s easy for a rework to go wrong, that’s not the case with “High School Musical: the Series” and the magic it creates. Depending on your age, you may have been infatuated with the “High School Musical” trilogy. If you were, you should check out “High School Musical: the Series”. But, even if you are wondering what in the world “High School Musical: the Series” is and what it’s based off of, that should not stop you from checking it out.
It is important to note that none of the original characters, save one, are in the series. The drama teacher that was technically just an extra in the first movie is the main character of the series. The series does make a few nods to the original movie trilogy, with an occasional drop-in by the original cast. The series includes many of the original songs that many know and love. You will sing along to the series, just as you did with the movies. The series also mentions the original movies often, sometimes with not-so-obvious references that only true “High School Musical” lovers would catch.
Tim Federle is the producer of “High School Musical: the Series” that helped bring this twist on the original movies to life. The premise behind this series is slightly confusing. Basically, this series is what happens if the students at East High put on a musical version of the movie “High School Musical”. East High is a real school that was used to film the movie. It is a treat for all those movie lovers to see all the places they remember and loved from the original movie series. This series is a Disney+ exclusive with a star-studded Disney cast. The series is loved so much that it was renewed for four seasons, even though it is currently only in its second season. While the first two seasons take place in the high school, the third season takes place at a sleepaway camp. If you have not checked out the first two seasons, now is the time to do so. Do not be put off by the title of the movie and think that it is just a cheesy remake. It is not at all a remake of the original movies.