How many episodes are in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 4?

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Mark St. Cyr, Kate Reinders, Larry Saperstein, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Dara Renee, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Julia Lester, Sofia Wylie, and Matt Cornett of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' took part today in the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' will stream exclusively on Disney+, which launches November 12. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)o
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Mark St. Cyr, Kate Reinders, Larry Saperstein, Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Dara Renee, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Julia Lester, Sofia Wylie, and Matt Cornett of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' took part today in the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' will stream exclusively on Disney+, which launches November 12. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)o /
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The wait is officially over for fans of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series! Season 4 dropped on Disney+ on August 9, and there is a lot for fans to enjoy.

As a quick refresher, HSMTMTS has followed the current students at East High, the shooting location for the iconic High School Musical trilogy. Over the first two seasons, the theatre department was reinvigorated by new teacher Miss Jenn, who brought the Wildcat spirit back to the school.

In season 3, about half of the core cast went to Camp Shallow Lake, where they were cast in the first non-Broadway performance of Frozen and starred in the resulting documentary. However, all was not fun and games, because the creators of the documentary wanted drama, not heart, which led to a lot of conflict among the core cast.

The bombshells from last season will need to be resolved alongside season 4’s new plots, which include the theatre department putting on High School Musical 3: Senior Year as well as the school hosting the cast and crew of the original movies while they film the fictional High School Musical 4: The Reunion.

With all of that on the horizon, the natural question is: how long is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 4? Read on for more information on how many episodes there are, how long they are, and when you can watch them.

How many episodes are in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 4?

Season 4 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is set to have eight episodes. Show creator Tim Federle told Screen Rant, “the episodes this season are, in some cases, a bit longer than they’ve been in previous seasons because we have so much stuff to stuff in, so many stories to pay off, and so many songs to sing.”

The episode titles and lengths are as follows:

  • Episode One, “High School Musical 4,” 42 minutes
  • Episode Two, “HSM v. HSM,” 33 minutes
  • Episode Three, “A Star is Reborn,” 41 minutes
  • Episode Four, “Trick or Treat,” 36 minutes
  • Episode Five, “Admissions,” 53 minutes
  • Episode Six, “Trust the Process,” 44 minutes
  • Episode Seven, “Night of Nights,” 40 minutes
  • Episode Eight, “Born to Be Brave,” 64 minutes

Based on the episode titles and the clips shown in the trailer, audiences can expect to see a blend of standard high school drama, conflict between the old and new Wildcats, and plenty of High School Musical nostalgia.

All eight episodes were released on Disney+ on August 9, 2023 at 12:00 am PT.

Will there be more from the High School Musical franchise?

Season 4 of HSMTMTS involves a fictional High School Musical 4, which naturally has fans wondering if there will be a full version of the reunion. While it’s always possible, Kenny Ortega told Variety that another movie “isn’t in my thinking.”

As for the show, Tim Federle announced in June that season 4 would be the last season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. As he told Hollywood Life :

"I wanted to go out on top in a real mode of celebration and with the opportunity to complete the story sort of on our terms with real endgames. … it was sort of official at the end of the season, and that allowed for some real closure that we got to kind of say goodbye and thank you to Salt Lake City and to the franchise at the end, rather than kind of going off into the world and crossing our fingers."

But there is always one more possibility: a spin-off. This option seems the most open, given recent interviews. New cast member Kylie Cantrall told Screen Rant, “I hope it’s not the end! I think it is for this run, but maybe there is some sort of spin-off or something that could come back. Fingers crossed, for sure.”

While there is no future set in stone for the High School Musical franchise, it is not off the table. In fact, it seems likely, though audiences will have a while to wait before that possibility manifests.

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