The new High School Musical: The Musical digital series has just found it’s first lead – Joshua Bassett!
The 17-year-old actor, who guest starred on the network’s Stuck in the Middle in the final season, will play Ricky, a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a bold plan to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini – by auditioning to star opposite her in the school’s production of “High School Musical.”
The series is a 10 episode series, which follows a group of high school students who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their fall theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from “High School Musical” as well as an original song.
The show will debut on Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019, and will be filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a single camera documentary style.
“As someone whose childhood was shaped by the cultural phenomenon that is ‘High School Musical,’ I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to tell this story. Go Wildcats!” Joshua shared in a statement.