High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3: release date, trailer - and cast with Olivia Rodrigo

The Disney+ original series is returning for a third season, but will see the exit of one of the main cast members

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a comedy series which follows a group of students from the school where the High School Musical films were shot.

The series is a spin-off of the popular Disney movies starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

In the film, basketball protege Troy Bolton and chemistry whizz Gabriella Montez take part in a school musical together and develop a strong romance.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

In the first season, the school put on a stage production based on the High School Musical films, and in season two they took on Beauty and the Beast.

The series has maintained the cheesy TV movie style charm of the films and breathed fresh life into the franchise for a new audience.

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What is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 about?

Season three takes place after the events of season two as the East High students are preparing for their summer holidays.

The students are spending two weeks at Camp Shallow Lake, a summer camp for theatre kids from East High.

But it won’t all be campfires, stargazing, and romance, as the campers will be tasked with putting on a high-stakes musical production of the Disney film Frozen.

At the same time, a camera crew will be at the camp to make a behind the scenes docuseries about the group.

Who is in the cast of High School Musical season 3?

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Olivia Rodrigo will return as Nini, though season three will mark her final appearance in the show.

Rodrigo made a name for herself off the back of the series but was catapulted to fame as a singer, releasing the hit singles Drivers Licence, and good 4 u, as well as her debut album Sour.

Because of her new found fame, Rodrigo is moving on from the Disney show and will have a reduced presence in season three.

High School Musical season 3 cast

Other cast members include:

  • Joshua Bassett as Ricky
  • Matt Cornett as EJ
  • Julia Lester as Ashlyn
  • Frankie A. Rodriguez asCarlos
  • Sofia Wylie as Gina
  • Dara Renee as Kourtney
  • Larry Saperstein as Big Red
  • Kate Reinders as Miss Jenn
  • Joe Serafini as Seb
  • Ben Stillwell as Channing
  • Meg Donnelly as Val
  • Jason Earles as Dewey Wood
  • Saylor Bell as Maddox
  • Adrian Lylea as Jet

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When is the release date of High School Musical season 3?

The first episode of season three will land on Disney Plus on Wednesday 27 July, with future episodes being released weekly.

There are eight episodes in season three, and the season finale will be released on 14 September.

Seasons one and two, the High School Musical film trilogy, and the spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure are also available to watch on Disney Plus now.

Is there a trailer?

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Yes there is, and you can watch it right here:

Will there be a season 4?

Yes, a fourth season of the show has already been confirmed by Disney.

At the current pace that new seasons have been released, it is likely that season four will come to Disney Plus some time in summer 2023.