School is back in session, East High Wildcats! The second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will premiere on Disney+ on May 14.
The announcement was made on Wednesday (Feb. 24) during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. This time around, the East High Wildcats will face off against their North High rivals in a cutthroat student theater competition while gearing up for their spring musical Beauty and the Beast. Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett wrote brand new solo songs for this season, as the two teenage stars have broken out into their respective careers as artists.
Rodrigo has been on cruise control at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts with her blockbuster debut single “Drivers License” for a sixth consecutive week, boasting the biggest song in the world. Meanwhile, Bassett’s single “Lie Lie Lie” earned him a spot under Billboard‘s Emerging Artists Spotlight last month.
Billboard exclusively broke the news earlier this month that HSMTMTS added Broadway vet Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical) and television/film star Asher Angel (Shazam!) to the season two cast.
The pair will join the previously announced slate of recurring guest stars: Derek Hough (Zack), Roman Banks (Howie) and Olivia Rose Keegan (Lily), as well as series regulars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders.