One of the most successful original series on Disney+ is close to premiering its third season. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series created and executive-produced by Tim Federle, is set to premiere on Wednesday, July 27th on Disney+. This season will see the crew travel to Camp Shallow Lake, a family-owned sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers stage a high-stakes production of “Frozen” and determine who is “best in snow.” In addition to music from “Frozen,” season three will feature music from “Camp Rock” and the “High School Musical” franchise.
Disney+ today revealed the key art and trailer for the third season of the GLAAD Media and Kids Choice Award-winning series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which you can check out below. In addition, it was announced that Tony Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) and TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” JoJo Siwa have been cast in guest star roles.
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The synopsis for season three of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is set at Camp Shallow Lake, a sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a drama-filled “docu-series” of the production in the works, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “best in snow” without leaving anyone out in the cold.
Ferguson will play “Marvin,” an old family friend of Olivia Rodrigo’s character “Nini.” Fresh off of his first-ever Tony Award win for “Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play” in the revival of playwright Richard Greenberg’s “Take Me Out,” the actor, author, producer, and host is known not only for his work but for his ongoing advocacy in the LGBTQIA+ community. He starred as the widely beloved character “Mitchell Pritchett” on the award-winning “Modern Family,” for which he received five Emmy Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” and four People’s Choice Award nominations for “Favorite Comedic TV Actor.” Most recently, he produced the documentary “Broadway Rising,” which premiered this year at Tribeca and executive-produced and stars in Spotify original podcast, “Gay Pride & Prejudice.” He also recently wrapped production on the thriller “Cocaine Bear,” directed by Elizabeth Banks. In March 2021, Ferguson and co-author Julie Tanous released his first cookbook, “Food Between Friends.” Ferguson recently served as an executive producer on David France’s Emmy Award nominated and BAFTA Award winning documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya.” In 2020, he hosted the reboot of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” as well as the prestigious James Beard Awards in 2017 and 2019. In 2012, Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita co-founded Pronoun, previously known as Tie The Knot, an organization that has proudly raised over 1.5 million dollars and has supported important and impactful LGBTQIA+ orgs across the nation.
Siwa will play “Madison,” a Camp Shallow Lake alum. A global superstar, entrepreneur, singer, television and film star, New York Times bestselling author, and social media sensation, she has over 66 million followers on social media and over 3.7 billion views on YouTube. A consumer products powerhouse, she has sold more than 80 million of her famous bows to date. In November 2018, Siwa released her first EP, D.R.E.A.M. The Music, and in 2019 she performed her first-ever tour, selling out 100+ arenas. In 2019 she released a second EP, Celebrate and JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas in 2020. Her wildly successful concert tour wrapped this year with 132 dates, and her latest single, “Boomerang” has been viewed over 950 million times and is RIAA certified multi-platinum. Siwa recently starred in ABC’s competition series “Dancing with the Stars,” where she made history as the first contestant to dance with a same sex partner. She serves as creative director and executive producer of the reality competition series “Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution” on Peacock, and she stars in “The J Team,” a live-action musical on Paramount+, where she serves as Executive Producer and performs the film’s original soundtrack. She was recently announced as one of the judges for Season 17 of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
In addition to Ferguson and Siwa the new cast breakdown is as follows:
- Adrian Lyles (Series Regular) as “Jet,” Camp Shallow Lake’s mysterious new kid. A recipient of the prestigious YoungArts Award by the National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists, Lyles began playing piano when he was three years old and filmed his first commercial at age four. The Florida native has since booked various print jobs as well as commercials, including Six Flags and Guitars and Growlers. In addition to acting, Lyles performs with Melody of Hope, a non-profit organization supporting and advocating for non-profits across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through music.
- Saylor Bell (Series Regular) as “Maddox,” a bright-eyed, quick-witted “techie,” who always follows the rules. Hailing from Chicago and a family of actors, Bell has appeared in “Mom,” “The Big Show Show” and “New Girl” as well as Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It.”
- Corbin Bleu (Guest Star) as himself, star of the “High School Musical” franchise. Best known for his role as Chad Danforth in the HSM franchise, Bleu recently starred in TV movies “Love, For Real” and “A Christmas Dance Reunion.” Broadway credits include Lucentio/Bill Calhoun in the Tony Award nominated revival of “Kiss Me Kate,” Jesus in “Godspell,” Usnavi in “In the Heights” and Ted Hanover in the Tony Award nominated production of Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn,” which garnered him the Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show.
- Meg Donnelly (Guest Star) as “Val” a confident and funny college student and longtime camper-turned-Counselor-in-Training, who is ready to choreograph the summer production of “Frozen.” An accomplished singer, musician and dancer, Donnelly is well known for her starring roles as Addison in Disney’s popular “ZOMBIES” franchise and Taylor Otto on ABC’s hit comedy series “American Housewife.” She has performed alongside the likes of Steve Aoki, Avril Lavigne and Alessia Cara, and her debut album “trust” (2019) features tracks with KOTA The Friend and 2 Milly.
- Jason Earles (Guest Star) as “Dewey Wood,” the stone-faced, killjoy of a Camp Director of Camp Shallow Lake. Earles has spent the last two decades as a successful actor, producer and director. Best known for his roles as Jackson Stewart in “Hannah Montana” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie” as well as Rudy Gillespie and Bobby Wasabi in “Kickin’ It,” Earles served as the cast’s acting coach for the first two seasons of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” He has had the pleasure of working alongside the likes of Larry David, Brooke Shields, Vicki Lawrence, Dolly Parton in “Hannah Montana,” James Spader in “Boston Legal,” Michael Chiklis in “The Shield,” and Nic Cage in “National Treasure.”
Seasons one and two of the GLAAD Media Award-winning series are available to stream only on Disney+. The series was recently greenlit for a fourth season.