Disney has finally quelled the rumors and published a press release acknowledging that High School Musical 4 will begin production later this year with the premiere on The Disney Channel set for 2010. Installment number four in the franchise will be written by Peter Barsocchini, who wrote the first three movies. Also returning are executive producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush. The name left off this list is that of Kenny Ortega’s. There is no mention of Ortega in the press release and he is currently in pre-production for next year’s much anticipated Footloose.
High School Musical 4 will feature an all new cast. The plot will focus around the East High Wildcats and their crosstown rivals the West High Knights, as well as a classic love triangle.