High School Musical Series Boss Teases Corbin Bleu’s Season 3 Cameo

High School Musical’s very meta spin-off series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, has already featured big-name cameos, as actors from the film series such as Lucas Grabeel and KayCee Stroh have appeared playing themselves- same.

Now, heading into season 3, we already know a big cameo will be from Chad Danforth actor Corbin Bleu, and showrunner Tim Federle explained in an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com how that’s going to be. is produced.

Federle said, “I’ve been a lifelong Corbin fan, obviously of the High School Musical series and beyond, and it usually starts out like, ‘How can we play with the meta theme of our show and get some new eyeballs on the show, or do something for the really nostalgic millennials who grew up on the show?’.

“And Corbin was so personable and I think as soon as I spoke to him directly and said, ‘Would you like to play a slightly jaded, mean version of yourself? “.

“And so he was in on the joke and was such a leader on set and so nice to the young people who are on the show now who were the age he was in the original movie. And I think all the guest stars this season, everyone who’s been teased in the trailer so far, they were so much fun, they came to play with us and it really felt like summer camp.”

Bleu isn’t the only guest star this season – we also know that Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be making an appearance, playing an old family friend of Olivia Rodrigo’s character, Nini.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 begins on Disney Plus Wednesday, July 27, with seasons 1 and 2 available to stream now. Register now for £7.99 per month or £79.90 for a full year.

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