By SELENA ESTRADA
It’s “The Start of Something New,” as Disney Channel announces its new movie in the works, “High School Musical 4.”
In 2006 Disney Channel debuted “High School Musical,” and it was a huge hit. Instantly it developed a cult following filled with tweenage girls fawning over Zac Efron.
Following right after, about a year later in 2007, “High School Musical 2” came out and was also a hit. Another year later in 2008, “High School Musical 3” came out, and now in 2016 “High School Musical 4” is in the works.
There has been rumor since 2010 that a “High School Musical 4” would continue the series, and now the long rumored movie is actually happening. It has been 10 years since the beginning of the popular High School Musical movies, and now High School Musical fans will get the chance to see this beloved series continue, but with a different cast.
In the fourth movie, an entirely new group of students will be featured at East High. Disney Channel has officially started casting for the fill of these new acting positions.
There will be no more Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens to continue the series.
Peter Barsocchini, writer of all the past three movies, will return with Dan Berendsen, screen writer of “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” as the screen writers of “High School Musical 4.” Jeffrey Hornaday, who directed both of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach movies, will be the director and choreographer. Returning executive producers will be Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush. Casting directors of High School Musical 4 will be Jason LaPadura, Natalie Hart, and Kendra Patterson.
The series that was a large part of our generation’s entertainment will continue on to the next generation.