TV series based on Stars Wars and High School Musical are in the works! Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed all of this during a quarterly earnings call with reporters. You will, however, have to wait until 2019 to catch the two.
The live-action projects would debut on Disney’s streaming service, which will launch in 2019. In addition to Star Wars and High School Musical TV series, Disney is also looking to create a series based on Monsters Inc., its 2001 animated hit film with Pixar. Iger said Disney’s yet-to-be named streaming service will cost less than Netflix’s monthly fee and will aim to put out four original movies per year, along with television shows.
This will be Star Wars’ first live action TV show. As for HSM, a fourth installment of the beloved franchise, which made Zac Efron a household name, is set to air on Disney Channel. Viewers can expect to meet a whole new class of East High Wildcats. Next year will technically mark the Wildcats from High School Musical‘s 10th reunion. In August this year, a fan made a trailer for High School Musical 4, that went viral and even reached the original wildcats. The YouTube creator hsmutube actually explained the purpose behind the fake trailer, writing:
“We’re living in a time of reboots and remakes and so I thought it would be fun to see what Troy and Gabriella have been doing these past 10 years. Still wishing that one day they all come back to do a reunion movie.”
It seems like hsmutube and other fans might actually have their wish come true!