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High School Musical: TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett in Lead Role as Ricky

Calling all Wildcat fans!

Joshua Bassett, 17, has been cast in the lead role of “Ricky” for Disney’s ‘High School Musical: TV Series.

Since the lead role of HSM movies was Troy played by Zac Efron, fans are wondering who Ricky is.

Ricky is a cynical and charming high school junior who wants to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini.

Joshua’s interpretation of the Ricky character was brilliant…The audience is going to love watching this charismatic young actor put his stamp on this next chapter of the ‘High School Musical’ franchise” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

10 episodes were ordered of the HSM: TV Series.

The best part?

Every episode will showcase a new rendition of a beloved song from the famed “High School Musical” movie series.

Bassett said, “As someone whose childhood was shaped by the cultural phenomenon that is ‘High School Musical,’ I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to tell this story. Go Wildcats!

High School Musical TV Series is set to launch in late 2019.


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