Disney Channel, High School Musical 4 – This is not a drill, Wildcats: High School Musical 4 is actually happening.

Disney Channel just announced that it’s officially returning to East High for a new installment of the hit TV movie franchise. We’ll not only meet the new Wildcats, but we’ll also get to know East High’s rivals, the West High knights!

Basically this is the best news we’ve gotten since we found out about Zac Efron’s arms, and it almost makes up for the fact that Zefron was unable to participate in the recent 10th anniversary celebration of the iconic franchise.

“High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA,” says Disney Channel President Gary Marsh. “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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Here’s How the Original High School Musical Cast

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We see you, Gary Marsh, making an excellent reference in your statement, and we appreciate you.
Jeffrey Hornaday, who directed Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, is attached to direct and choreograph the new movie, and Peter Barsocchini is returning to the High School Musical world to write the script, along with Dan Berendsen (Hannah Montana: The Movie).

We are going to choosing to assume that you cannot find any way this won’t become the best thing we’ve at any time seen, whether it contains any members of the original cast or not really. The original movies, which in turn first premiered in 06, starred Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleui, Lucas Grabeel, and Monique Coleman, and turned a generation of kids in musical lovers who understood they didn’t have to stick to the position quo to get cool (and who also had appealing songs like “Stick to the Status Quo” caught in their head intended for literally years).
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Hopefully, this kind of HSM reboot will carry out the same for any complete new generation of children. And in addition all of us, because there is not any doubt we are seeing this.

No word however on when the brand-new movie is scheduled to air, but casting can commence soon.