'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series': Ahead of the premiere, fans of original movie say they are not in
It's time to get your head in the game and stick to the status quo, as 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' is all set to grace our screens on Thursday night with an early release on ABC and Freeform ahead of it's launch on Disney+.
While a few fans and viewers of the original movie are excited for the series to premiere, to see what it brings, most fans and viewers who grew up watching the movie claim they aren't in favor of it, and would not be watching it. Apart from that Disney+ has also started facing flak from fans because of the lengthy title, just ahead of its premiere.
The series revolves around the students at East High, the school in Utah where the original movie was first filmed. Disney+ has made it into a 10-episode series that will follow the students as they create a production of 'High School Musical: The Musical', a play based on the movie. The series features everything right from the auditions.
Apart from featuring the students preparing for the play, the series also revolves around the budding romance amongst the students themselves, friendships and rivalries. The series is not a sequel or a remake of the original movie, but more like a mockumentary style.
As for the cast, we do not need to be worried about it, because it is a known fact that Disney is known for its good choice in selecting cast as we've seen over the past years. The series is led by Joshua Bassett who plays the role of Ricky. Joshua previously appeared in the network's 'Stuck In The Middle.' He decides to audition for the play hoping to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini who is played by Olivia Rodrigo. Kate Reinders plays the role of the drama teacher who motivates the students to audition for the play after she realizes that they have been studying in the same school the original movie was shot, but hadn't done a stage play of it. The other cast includes Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Reneé, Julia Lester, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein, and Mark St. Cyr.
Taking to Twitter ahead of the premiere, fans share their disinterest with the forthcoming series. "Sinning. They’re sinning. They completely misunderstood why we liked the original movie and had the nerve to create a TV series about it. Who would even watch that?" wrote a fan. Adding to that another said, "Actually stop. Ur just ruining everything now."
"Childhood about to be ruined 30000 X OVER thanks Disney", shared a fan. While another wrote, "Nah fam we only here for the old stuff."
"What is this i think it’s kinda unnecessary and don’t mess with my gabriella and troy", wrote a fan. Adding to that another shared, "I’m not watching this mess. Bring back the ORGINAL cast you cowards!!!!"
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'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' will air on ABC and Freeform on November 8, and will launch officially on Disney+ on November 12th.