UTAH

Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ reboot to film in Utah

Oct 12, 2018, 7:44 AM
Disney's High School Musical...

SALT LAKE CITY – On Thursday, The Utah Film Commission announced with the Governor’s Office of Economic Affairs that it has reached a production deal with the Walt Disney Company to produce a new series as a successor to the High School Musical franchise.

The series, which is slated to begin production in early 2019, will be in addition to more than 40 projects Disney has filmed in Utah, including “Andi Mack”, a children’s program currently airing on the Disney Channel.

Disney's High School Musical first aired in 2006.

Disney’s High School Musical first aired in 2006.

The series will be produced by the franchise’s two original screenwriters, Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, as well as Oliver Goldstick, best known for his work in the drama series Pretty Little Liars, and written by former Broadway performer Tim Federle. The series will center on a group of East High students as they prepare to stage a musical performance, much like the made-for-television films.

Utah Film Commission Director Virginia Pierce said in a statement, “[W]e’re incredibly proud of its resonating impact with generations of young people. We’re thrilled to introduce a fresh take on this classic story and continue to support Disney’s production here in Utah.”

Disney’s Impact in Utah:

Disney’s current production of “Andi Mack”, currently underway of its third season, has created over 3,500 jobs and created $175 million of in-state spending so far, according to the Film Commission. By contrast, this 10-episode series is expected to generate $14 million, and air on Disney’s yet to be released streaming service, slated to premiere shortly after the production of the series finishes later in 2019.

Susette Hsiung, Executive V.P. of Network Production Management and Operations, in a press release, added: “We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Utah’s Film Commission and with the state’s outstanding production crews, facilities, and incentive program which have contributed to high-quality content for kids and families.”

Today’s Top Stories

Utah

File photo...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City Police cancel Amber alert for 11-year-old girl

The abduction reportedly happened in Salt Lake City at 456 North and 1100 West. By early afternoon on Monday, the victim was found in Tooele.
16 hours ago
Protesters hold signs and chant at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 24, 2022, as ...
Simone Seikaly

Temporary stay issued for Utah’s trigger law

In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of Utah names multiple defendants and says Utah's abortion trigger law violates the state constitution.
16 hours ago
July fireworks Provo...
Samantha Herrera

Provo fire department sends out reminder about July fireworks

Provo Fire and Rescue put out a firework advisory for residents wanting to set off fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
16 hours ago
Clear the air challenge...
Amie Schaeffer

The 13th Annual Clear the Air Challenge kicks off July 1

Since 2009, the Clear the Air Challenge has focused on cutting vehicle emissions that impact Utah's air quality.
16 hours ago
child layton...
Simone Seikaly

7-year-old boy in Layton critically injured after being hit by a car

Layton police said the driver who reportedly hit the child worked for a pizza delivery company, and that he is cooperating.
16 hours ago
Amber Alert...
Amie Schaeffer

Update: Idaho Amber Alert canceled, children found safe

The two children were abducted by their babysitter, Sierra Martinez 20 from Napa, Idaho.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ reboot to film in Utah