Disney+’s Australian launch is a week away and I’ve just discovered some unsettling news. The new streaming service will feature a selection of old Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars classics, as well as new Disney+ originals.
Take a look at who they have replaced Zac Efron and V Hudge with!
I am outraged. In good news though, Troy and Gabriella are no longer characters and there is a whole new plot. Let me explain…
What Is It All About?
According to Disney+,
“From creator and executive producer Tim Federle (‘Ferdinand’), High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows the East High drama club as they work their way to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of High School Musical. Show-mances blossom, old friendships are tested while new ones are made, rivalries flare, and lives are changed forever as these students discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.”
“The new student body includes Ricky (Joshua Bassett), a charismatic teen auditioning for the musical so he can win back the heart of ex-girlfriend Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), who has just returned from summer theater camp with a new boyfriend—and the same old insecurities that keep her from owning the spotlight.”
It sounds very Troy and Gabriella, but honestly why would they want to remake perfection? Also get this – every episode will feature a new rendition of an OG HSM song. Why the heck would I want to hear ‘We’re All In This Together’ sung by anyone other than Zac Efron??
I’m Not The Only One Who’s Mad
Other people who grew up with HSM are furious about the idea of a shitty remake. Have a look at what other people have been saying…
me every time disney advertises high school musical the series pic.twitter.com/kGNP4iLhHT
— ਮਨ (@maanbir13) November 8, 2019
just saw an ad for “high school musical the musical the series”. this is the reality we live in. this exists. what the fuck.
— and-boo ghoul-son (@Goobson) November 10, 2019
high school musical: the musical: the musical: the musical: the musical: the musical: the musical: the musical: the untold story: the musical
— jayce (@trapman316) November 11, 2019
(I knew the name memes would be coming LOL.)
Some People Gave It A Chance And Loved It
People are out here convincing me to watch it, saying it’s actually really good. The audacity!
Just finish watching the High School Musical series and surprisingly it wasn’t that bad. The premise is interesting and I’m definitely going to watch the rest of the season. And this is coming from someone who grew up with the original movies #HSMTMTS
— ZODIΔC | Vote Loona on AAA | (@JasmineDragon96) November 9, 2019
I swear if y’all don’t give high school musical: the musical: the series (2019-) a chance when it’s actually GOOD pic.twitter.com/wKNVY8bz6P
— izzy (@spidermanffh) November 9, 2019
The things I love about this show are following
– Students are relatable
– Mrs Jenn is funny as hell
– it’s not copying the High School Musical storyline it’s own thing #HSMTMTS
— Allison the Disney Diva (@Daviesallison1A) November 9, 2019
I WILL NOT BE CONVINCED! I don’t care how damn good it is, it’s just wrong. So wrong.
Anyway, check out the trailer for yourself, below.
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