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Disney+’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Trailer Is Even More Meta Than Its Title (Video)

”Buckle up, Wildcats. S—‘s about to get real“

Last Updated: August 23, 2019 @ 5:50 PM

We can no longer stick to the status quo because the trailer for Disney+’s upcoming “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” dropped during D23 Expo Friday, and we have zero chill about the first look at this ridiculously meta show.

In the 1-minute, 40-second video above, you’ll be introduced to the high schoolers who are going to play Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan and more of the classic characters from the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical” in their student production of a musical based on said movie. And their school happens to be the same one where the movie was filmed. Yeah, see the meta now?

Adding to the drama is that Ricky (Joshua Bassett), the guy playing Troy, and Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), the girl cast as Gabriella, are exes — and he’s looking to win her back. So, as one character puts it in the trailer, “Buckle up, Wildcats. S—‘s about to get real.”

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” stars Bassett, Rodrigo, Kate Reinders, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Reneé, Julia Lester, Frankie Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein and Mark St. Cyr.

According to Disney+, the 10-episode series follows the East High drama club as they work their way to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” Show-mances blossom, old friendships are tested while new ones are made, rivalries flare, and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.

Slated to debut on Disney’s streaming service at launch on Nov. 12, the show is executive produced by creator Tim Federle and showrunner Oliver Goldstick. Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, executive producers of the original “High School Musical,” are also attached.

Disney+ will be available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.