The Disney+ original series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series quickly won over fans heart when it started airing in Fall 2019. Original fans flocked to the show to relive their childhood Wildcat days while new fans fell in love with East High for the first time. The series quickly became a must see show and even earned itself a GLAAD media award nomination for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.
In case you haven’t watched High School Musical: The Musical: The Series yet, it’s a mockumentary that follows a group of East High students as they put on East High’s first ever production of High School Musical: The Musical under the direction of their new drama teacher, Miss Jenn. The show depicts what it’s like to be a theater kid in high school and how difficult it can be to juggle your personal life with your theater life. The series features songs from the original High School Musical film as well as original songs written just for the series.
The first season ended on Friday but thankfully, fans won’t have to live without their beloved show for too long. Disney+ has picked up the show for a season 2 which will begin airing in Fall 2020.
Fall 2020 isn’t that far away but fans are already speculating what’s going to happen in season 2.
We hear at The Honey POP also have some questions about season 2.
Should we share them?
Obviously, we’re gonna share them.
Beware spoilers are below. You’ve been warned!
Now, here is The Honey POP’s biggest questions for season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Will Nini stay at East High?
Season one ends with Nini getting the news that she has been selected to attend a performing arts high school in Denver. Of course this is exciting news for Nini who live and breaths the arts. However, accepting the spot at the school means she would have to leave East High, her family, and Ricky.
The plot is eerily similar to the plot of High School Musical 3: Senior Year when Gabriela had to make the tough decision to start college early at Stanford and Troy had to make a decision of where he wanted to go to school.
Will Nini make the same decision Gabriela did? Or will she follow more in Troy’s footsteps and decide that her relationships are more important than a performing arts school?
Maybe she’ll go and realize she hates it and transfer back to East High.
If she does go, it’ll definitely bring something new to the show. They’d have to introduce new characters and we’d probably get even more musical numbers.
If she stays at East High she’ll still be challenged creatively and she’d be able to build on her existing friendships.
What team will Nini chose? We’ll just have to wait and see.
What’s going to happen to Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara?
In the the 7th episode of the series, Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara both wind up spending Thanksgiving at East High. The two decide to put their rivalry and differences aside to help each other out. They get a lot done and end up having a movie night at the school. Unfortunately, they wake up to find that the East High theater is on fire. They quickly pull the fire alarm and then run.
In the final moments of the season one finale, Principal Gutierrez approaches Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara and tells them that they have discovered what or rather who started the fire. Principal Gutierrez is obviously not pleased and these two teachers are going to have to face consequences for their actions.
Will they get fired?
Will one of them take the blame over the other?
Will Principal Gutierrez turn a blind eye because he knows how much these teachers mean to the students?
We’re definitely rooting for option number 3!
Will Gina move in with Ashlyn?
The 7th episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series was packed with drama. Not only did Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara set the East High theatre on fire, Gina also discovered that her mother was being relocated … again.
Gina learns she’s going to have to leave East High and won’t be able to perform as Taylor during the cast’s Thanksgiving party. The news is devastating to Gina who was finally be accepted by the cast and finding herself at East High.
In the episode 9, Gina returns to East High in time to take the stage as Taylor during “Stick to the Status Quo.” She ends up getting to perform the rest of the show as Taylor and loves every minute of it.
When it’s time to leave Ashlyn invites her to spend the weekend with her at her place. After she mentions the sleepover Ashlyn gets an idea. Though Ashlyn doesn’t outright say her idea, it’s clear that she’s thinking of letting Gina move in with her so she doesn’t have to keep moving and can stay at East High.
Of course, we have to wait until season 2 to see what happens. We really hope Gina gets to stay!
Which couples will survive?
As with any teen show, there’s a lot of shuffling of relationships, crushes, and feelings. At the end of season one most of the couples are on good terms but their definitions aren’t clearly defined.
Nini and Ricky share a series of kisses after the curtain dropped and the L-word is dropped, but with Nini’s future in question it’s hard to tell if Nini and Ricky’s love will survive. They couldn’t even make it through a summer where she was away. How on earth will they make it if she’s living in a completely different city?
Are Nini’s feelings for E.J. really gone? Is Gina and Ricky’s short-lived crush over? What about E.J. and Gina? Is there anything going on there beside an epic friendship?
What’s going to happen between Big Red and Ashlyn? It’s obvious that they like each. Will they jump into a relationship? Or will they stay friends who occasionally flirt. I sure hope they get together. They’ll certainly give Nini and Ricky a run for their money.
We can’t forget about Carlos and Seb. Thanks to Andy Mack we know Disney is willing and able to explore LGBT storylines. Since HSMTMTS airs on a streaming service, they should have even more freedom to explore this relationship. We sure hope we get more Carlos and Seb in season 2!
And of course, there’s Miss Jenn. Will she end up with Ricky’s dad? Or is something going to happen between her and Mr. Mazzarra? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
For now, we’re definitely team Rini, Seblos, and Big Red x Ashlyn who don’t have a ship name yet.
What will the spring musical be?
This is probably our biggest and most pressing question for season 2. Obviously, East High has to put on a spring musical, but what will it be? Despite the series name, creator Tim Federle has already confirmed that the second season won’t revolve around High School Musical 2.
It’s sad news for fans who were hoping to see the Gen-Z cast take on High School Musical 2. With that officially being rolled out, the possibilities are endless.
Given that this is Disney maybe we’ll see the talented cast tackle Aladdin, The Lion King, or even Frozen. Maybe they’ll tackle a more obscure Disney Broadway title like Into the Woods or Newsies. Big Red and his tap dancing talent would certainly shine in Newsies. Or maybe they’ll tackle another popular DCOM musical like Teen Beach Movie or Camp Rock!
Perhaps, they’ll stray away from the Disney umbrella and go for something like Hamilton, Wicked, or The Sound of Music. It would be fun to see them do Grease, which is basically the OG High School Musical.
No matter what it is we’re certain the cast will do an amazing job and we will certainly be watching!
Season one of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is streaming now on Disney+. You’ve got plenty of time to catch up or rewatch the season before season 2 premiers in Fall 2020.
Until then, we’d like to hear your thoughts on season one. Who do you ship? What do you think is going to happen to Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara? Will Nini choose East High and Ricky or her dreams and a professional performing arts school? What do you want the spring musical to be? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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