Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to Air First Episode on ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform

ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform will air the first episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series before its debut on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.

Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series ©Disney

Look for the special presentation on November 8 at 8:00 pm EST.

Disney+ will launch a few days later on November 12 with the 10-episode series available to subscribers. The series has already been renewed for a second season.

The new, scripted series introduces 10 main characters: Nini, Ricky, Gina, E.J., Ashlyn, Kourtney, Carlos, Big Red, Miss Jenn, and Mr. Mazzara – a group of drama students and faculty members at East High.  East High is the Utah high school where the original High School Musical movie was filmed.


We’ll get to watch as the characters count down from auditions to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical: The Musical.

The series was created and is executive produced by Golden Globe  and Academy Award  nominee Tim Federle (Ferdinand) who also wrote the first episode. The first episode was directed by Tamra Davis. Oliver Goldstick, Tamra Davis and Emmy Award-winning High School Musical executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush also serve as executive producers of the first episode.

Filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, the high school serves as both the setting and film location for the original movie and the new series.

Are you a High School Musical fan? Will you be tuning in to see this special presentation? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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