This Is Not a Drill: 'High School Musical 4' Is Officially Happening

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This Is Not a Drill: 'High School Musical 4' Is Officially Happening

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Disney Channel is ready to give us another taste of East High. Yeah, that's right ― High School Musical 4 is officially happening and the cable network just announced a nation-wide casting search for the follow-up TV movie.

The announcement comes a decade after High School Musical debuted on Disney Channel and eventually made stars out of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. The sequel came out a year later and High School Musical 3 hit theaters in 2008. The fourth installment has been rumored since 2010, but this is Disney's first official confirmation.

Peter Barsocchini, the man who penned all three High School Musical movies, will once again helm the project, but this time he'll serve as a co-writer along with Dan Berendsen (Baby Daddy, Hannah Montana: The Movie). Jeffrey Hornaday (Teen Beach Movie) will direct and choreograph High School Musical 4.

Disney Channel's Worldwide president and CCO, Gary Marsh, released a statement: “High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA. It embodies all that we stand for. As a way of continuing to embrace that heritage, we’re excited to announce ‘the start of something new’ ― as we launch a search for a new class of East High Wildcats to star in a fourth installment of the High School Musical franchise.”

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