If you thought High School Musical: The Musical: The Series — the place a bunch of youngsters on the “real life” East High placed on a manufacturing of High School Musical — was tremendous meta in its first season, the primary trailer for the second season is already breaking my thoughts.
Not solely are the children going to placed on a manufacturing of Beauty and the Beast (which additional cements the concept that Disney as a company and studio exists on this world) — they’re additionally competing for one thing referred to as the Alan Menken Award, a fictional prize for highschool theater named after composer Alan Menken (the dude behind many widespread Disney scores together with Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, which rival highschool North High, one more faculty featured within the authentic High School Musical film trilogy, is placing on).
It will get much more meta. It seems that Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), who was supplied a place at a prestigious performing arts faculty, has taken that chance, leaving her mates — and her boyfriend Ricky (Joshua Bassett) behind at East High. While they swear this lengthy distance factor can work out, a scheming blonde woman is making strikes on Ricky. Is this actually Rodrigo’s “ Driver’s License” (supposedly about Joshua Bassett hooking up with a “blonde girl” and breaking things off) to life?!
My head is spinning.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series debuted with Disney Plus’ launch in November 2019. It returns for weekly episodes on Disney Plus on May 14.