High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 4 is currently underway in Salt Lake City, and familiar faces will return to walk the halls of East High. Original High School Musical stars Corbin Blue, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reedand Kaycee Stroh are coming back!
After an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lakethe Wildcats return to East High where they prepare a stage production of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. But plans are disrupted when Principal Gutierrez announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited High School Musical 4: The Reunion movie on location at their beloved high school. That’s where the OGs come in.
Corbin, Monique, Lucas, Bart, Alyson, and Kaycee will play themselves, reprising their High School Musical roles as Chad Danforth, Taylor McKessie, Ryan Evans, Coach Jack Bolton, Ms. Darbus, and Martha Cox. Corbin and Lucas have already appeared in the show. The HSMTMTS Wildcats will play featured extras in the movie.
Also joining the cast this season are Kylie Cantrall, Matthew Sato, Caitlin Reillyand Vasthy Mompoint in recurring guest star roles. Kylie will play a social media star named Dani. Matthew will play sitcom actor Mack. Caitlin is playing an indie film director named Quinn, while Vasthy will play a choreographer named Krystal. Season 4 will feature songs from the High School Musical franchise as well as original music.
The new cast members will join HSMTMTS season 4 series regulars Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Dara Renee, Julia Lester, Frankie Rodriguez, Kate Reindersand Liamani Segura. But what about Matt Cornett’s EJ? HollywoodLife asked Tim Federlethe show’s creator and executive producer, about EJ’s future on the show now that he’s graduated.
“I don’t think there’s a High School Musical without Matt Cornett,” Tim said. “He’s an incredible actor. While I know EJ had a really challenging season, and particularly by the end, was sort of broken by the experience of trying to live up to his toxic father’s expectations, there are definitely more stories to tell with EJ What I will caution about expectations is EJ graduated from high school in every form of that sentence. I think EJ has got some time to find himself and figure out what he’s doing. He will be around, but I think he will not be back in high school.”