Disney+ has unveiled the trailer and first images for the third season of the GLAAD Media and Kids Choice Award-winning series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” which will premiere Wednesday, July 27 on the streaming service.
Additionally, it was announced that Tony Award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” JoJo Siwa have been cast in guest star roles. Created and produced by Tim Federle (“Ferdinand,” “Better Nate Than Ever”), this season will feature music from the “Frozen,” Camp Rock” and “High School Musical” franchises.
The third season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” takes place at Camp Shallow Lake, a vacation camp in California, as the Wildcats and their camp mates prepare for an unforgettable summer filled with romance, nights without a curfew and with a taste for the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a “documentary series” full of production drama in the works, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “the best in the snow” without leaving anyone behind.
Ferguson will play “Marvin,” an old family friend of Olivia Rodrigo’s character “Nini.” Fresh off his first ever Tony Award win for ‘Best Performance by a Star Actor in a Play’ in playwright Richard Greenberg’s revival of ‘Take Me Out’, the actor, writer, producer and host is not only known for his work, but for his ongoing advocacy in the LGBTQIA+ community.
He starred as the much-loved character “Mitchell Pritchett” on the award-winning series “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 Television Actor.”
Most recently, he produced the documentary “Broadway Rising,” which premiered this year in Tribeca and is produced by the management and star of Spotify’s 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 her first cookbook, “Food Between Friends.” Ferguson recently served as executive producer of the Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning David France 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 her husband Justin Mikita co-founded Pronoun, formerly known as Tie The Knot, an organization that has proudly raised over $1.5 million and supported important and impactful LGBTQIA+ organizations across the country. .
Siwa will play “Madison”, a Camp Shallow Lake alumnus. Global superstar, entrepreneur, singer, TV and film star, New York Times bestselling author and social media sensation, she has over 66 million social media followers and over 3.7 billion views. on Youtube. A powerhouse of consumer products, it has sold over 80 million of its famous bows to date.
In November 2018, Siwa released her debut EP, DREAM The Music, and in 2019 she went on her first-ever tour, selling out over 100 arenas. In 2019, she released a second EP, Celebrate and JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas in 2020. Her hugely successful concert tour ended that year with 132 dates, and her latest single, “Boomerang” was viewed over 950 million. times and is RIAA multi-platinum certified.
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 is 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 musical on Paramount +, where she is an executive producer and interpret the film. Original Sound Track. 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 third season stars Joshua Bassett (“Ricky”), Sofia Wylie (“Gina”), Matt Cornett (“EJ”), Julia Lester (“Ashlyn”), Dara Reneé (“Kourtney “), Frankie Rodriguez (“Carlos”), Saylor Bell Curda (“Maddox”) and Adrian Lyles (“Jet”). Also featured this season are recurring guest stars Corbin Bleu (Himself), Meg Donnelly (“Val”), Jason Earles (“Dewey Wood”), Kate Reinders (“Miss Jenn”), Aria Brooks (“Alex” ), Liamani Segura (“Emmy”), Ben Stillwell (“Channing”) and Olivia Rodrigo (“Nini”) as well as guest stars Olivia Rose Keegan (“Lily”), Larry Saperstein (“Big Red”) and Joe Serafini (“Seb”).
Seasons one and two of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” are currently available on Disney+. The series was recently greenlit for a fourth season.
Watch the new trailer here:
Sophia Wylie and Matt Cornet
Dara Renee, Frankie Rodriguez, Julia Lester, Sophia Wylie, Matt Cornett
Frankie Rodriguez and Joshua Bassett
Olivia Rodrigo and Jessie Tyler Ferguson
Matt Cornett and Saylor Bell
Jessie Tyler Ferguson and Olivia Rodrigo
Photos: Disney/Anne Marie Fox