East High is back in session! Disney announced on Tuesday, March 1, that they’re casting for High School Musical 4, 10 years after the franchise made its premiere.
According to a press release, “High School Musical 4 … will continue the story of the global sensation High School Musical — and introduce new East High Wildcats and their crosstown school rivals, the West High Knights.”
Jeffrey Hornaday, whose credits include Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, is set to direct and choreograph the latest installment.
It’s unclear if original stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will return. High School Musical 3: Senior Year premiered in 2008 and its premiere weekend box office sales marked the highest debut ever for a musical G-rated film.
“High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA,” Disney Channel President Gary Marsh said in the release. “It embodies all that we stand for. As a way of continuing to embrace that heritage, we’re excited to announce ‘the start of something new’ as we launch a search for a new class of East High Wildcats to star in a fourth installment of the High School Musical franchise.”