AceShowbiz - Production for season three of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" has officially begun. When announcing the news, Disney Plus revealed that Corbin Bleu and Jason Earles will be joining the cast for the new season.
Unlike previous seasons, which were set at East High in Salt Lake City, Utah, the upcoming installment moves the Wildcats to California, where they'll sing and dance their way at Camp Shallow Lake, a family-owned sleepaway camp. The Wildcats and their fellow campers put on a "high-stakes" production of "Frozen" and determine who is "best in the show," according to the official synopsis.
Corbin, who starred as Chad in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", will appear as himself in the upcoming season of the Disney Plus series, which officially began production in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 18. In the meantime, Jason is set to play Dewey Wood, the stone-faced, killjoy Camp Director of Camp Shallow Lake.
Additionally, newcomers Adrian Lyles and Saylor Bell have been added as series regulars. Adrian will play Jet, Camp Shallow Lake's mysterious new kid, while Saylor will portray Maddox, described as "a bright-eyed, quick-witted 'techie' who always follows the rules." In the meantime, "Zombies" star Meg Donnelly will guest star as Val, a "confident and funny college student and longtime camper turned counselor-in-training, who is ready to choreograph the summer production of 'Frozen'."
They'll fill out the "HSMTMTS" ensemble, which brings back Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Julia Lester, Dara Renee, Frankie Rodriguez, Kate Reinders and Olivia Rose Keegan. Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett also return to the musical series though Joshua previously revealed that they haven't spoken since Olivia released her hit song "Driver's License".
Following the sophomore finale last July, creator Tim Federle told Entertainment Tonight about what's to come for season 3. "I've always wanted to do summer stuff because I think summer is a time of letting go and not having a curfew, and the rules kind of change," he teased at the time.
"But I definitely think there will be a summer element if we end up going forward. I think the format stays similar-ish, but I would really love to shake things up with the season 3 musical if we get one," Tim added. He then promised that "there's really exciting possibilities and opportunities for a whole new sound that I think would surprise people."