This is not a drill, Wildcats. High School Musical 4 is officially happening! 

Disney channel have just announced that there will be a new installment of the hit TV movie franchise. 

This time, we’ll be getting to know East High’s rivals, the West High knights! 

“High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA” says Disney Channel President Gary Marsh. 

“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.” 

The director behind Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, Jeffrey Hornaday is set to direct and choreograph the movie. 

Peter Barsocchini is returning to write the script along with Dan Berendsen, the script writer behind Hannah Montana: The Movie. 

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No word yet on when the new movie will drop but casting is set to begin soon. 

And just to get yourself in the mood… 

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