Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale Won’t Appear in ‘HSMTMTS’

Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Zac Efron

Followers of Excessive College Musical shouldn’t anticipate Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens or Ashley Tisdale to make an look in season 4 of Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection.

Creator Tim Federle confirmed that he reached out to Efron, 35, Hudgens, 34, and Tisdale, 38, about reprising their respective roles within the finale season of the Disney+ spinoff collection.

“Ashley referred to as me personally and was so pretty. She’s very busy launching manufacturers and it simply wasn’t the correct timing,” the manager producer advised Trib Whole Media on Friday, August 4. “And I obtained the sensation with Zac and Vanessa, who I don’t know personally however I’m a fan, studying the tea leaves, that by the point you get into negotiating what this is able to take, we’re gonna wrap and the present will probably be over.”

HSMTMTS Creator Tim Federle Explains Why Zac Efron Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale ArenT in Season 4

Tim Federle
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Excessive College Musical, which launched three movies from 2006 to 2008, adopted the love story between Troy (Efron) and Gabriella (Hudgens). The couple, who got here from totally different cliques, fashioned a connection whereas participating within the faculty musical.

Tisdale’s character, Sharpay, appeared in 2011 spinoff movie Sharpay’s Fabulous Journey, however the actress has since mentioned her hesitance about returning to the function.

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“I simply really feel like I wouldn’t have the ability to actually try this once more and provides it justice,” Tisdale advised Leisure Tonight in August 2021. “ what I’m saying? I believe at that second in time, I used to be very unaware of myself and my environment, and I really feel like that’s an enormous a part of Sharpay. She is simply probably not conscious, and in order I grew up and have become extra conscious, I believe that it’s simply one thing that it wouldn’t be the identical. It’s so good, and it’s like, for me, I’d hate to break one thing that’s excellent for that second, and yeah, I don’t assume I may return to it.”

Hudgens, for her half, additionally admitted that she was apprehensive about participating in HSMTMTS.

HSMTMTS Creator Tim Federle Explains Why Zac Efron Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale ArenT in Season 4

Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale in ‘Excessive College Musical 2’
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“It was such a phenomenal second in time that so many individuals do maintain so shut and close to and pricey to their hearts, that I don’t know [if I’d return],” she advised ET in November 2021. “It’s scary to mess with one thing like that, as a result of it’s so beloved. Somebody’s obtained to jot down a script and ship it to all of us, and if we prefer it, then who is aware of?”

Followers, nonetheless, can sit up for OG forged members Lucas Grabeel, Kaycee Stroh, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Alyson Reed and Bart Johnson returning to their screens for season 4 of HSMTMTS.

“We at all times hold the followers in thoughts as a result of we all know they’re why we’re on the air and we wish them to be glad,” Federle solely advised Us Weekly in regards to the last season. “And likewise, you need to shock individuals, do some twists and belief your personal storyteller coronary heart. As a result of I believe when you attempt to please everyone, you don’t find yourself pleasing anyone.”

The fourth and last season of Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Collection premieres on Disney+ Wednesday, August 9.