High School Musical 4 is happening!

This is NOT a drill, people, this is not a drill. High School Musical is coming back!

Well, not coming back, exactly. But it is starting something new.

THR is reporting that Disney Channel is officially casting for the fourth installment in the franchise that made Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens worldwide names. The fourth movie in the series, will, as expected, center on a new group of students at East High, as well as their  rivals, the West High Knights.

Jeffrey Hornaday (Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2) will direct and choreograph the movie. Dan Berendsen (Hannah Montana: The Movie) and Peter Barsocchini, who wrote all three High School Musical movies, are slated to co-write High School Musical 4.

The announcement comes just over a month after the first movie celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary, renewing the desire to see, if not the same characters, the same setting back in a movie.

High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA,” Disney Channels Worldwide president and CCO Gary Marsh said. “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.”

Are you as excited as we are, Wildcats? Share your thoughts on the comments below!

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