This weekend we’re getting back in touch with our inner Wildcats with the premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. But how exactly can you watch this new show? And do you have to have Disney+ to enjoy it?
Created by Tim Federle, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is set in a world where High School Musical became just as big of a movie sensation as it did in real life. But despite Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens’ overwhelming popularity as Troy and Gabriella, the original high school used in the series has never put on its own version of the play. In the midst of love triangles and so many secrets, one drama department tries to correct this. And the result is as funny and meta as it is heartwarming.
Wondering how you can watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series tonight? Here’s everything you need to know.
When Will High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Be On?
Want to watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as soon as humanly possible? Then you’re in luck. The first episode of this High School Musical spinoff premieres tonight in three different places: ABC, the Disney Channel, and Freeform. The first episode will air on all three channels at 8/7c p.m.
Prefer to stream new shows rather than watch them live? Don’t worry, there’s an option for you too. The first episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will be available on Disney+ when the streaming service launches on Tuesday, November 12. Episode 2 of the series will come to Disney+ on Friday, November 15. After that new episodes will premiere exclusively on Disney+ every Friday.
How to Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Want to be a Wildcat tonight? Not a problem. If you have a cable package or a live TV skinny bundle like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or Sling TV, you’re already set with ABC. Just enter your log in information and start enjoying the madness. But what if you’re a cord cutter?
That still isn’t a problem. Both Freeform and Disney Channel offer free streams of their current lineup online. Tune in before 8 p.m. ET tonight and you’ll be golden.
How to Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney Plus
Watching the first episode of the series may be easy, but it’s going to get more complicated if you want to continue. New episodes of the High School Musical series will premiere Fridays on Disney+, which means you need a Disney+ account. You can sign up now for $6.99 a month or $69.99 for an annual membership. But if you have an unlimited data plan with Verizon, you don’t have to sign up for anything. All new and existing 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers will be getting a year of Disney+ for free.
Who’s In the High School Musical Series Cast?
At the moment no one from the original movie is set to star in the series. Instead we’ll be following the drama and musical aspirations from a brand new cast. The series stars Olivia Rodrigo as the warm-hearted Nini, Joshua Bassett as the romantically challenged Ricky, Matt Cornett as E.J. the rebound boyfriend, and Sofia Wylie as musical extraordinaire Gina. The series also stars Kate Reinders, Julia Lester, Larry Saperstein, and Frankie Rodriguez.
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