If there’s one thing we pretty sure Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ seems to definitely be leaning into its nostalgia and remakes. From a live-action version of “Lady And The Tramp” starring Afro-Latina queen Tessa Thompson to a “Lizzie McGuire” reboot. That’s why it’s no surprise that the new service is planning to debut its much-anticipated service with a new series based on one of their most successful Disney Chanel franchises to date: High School Musical.
The trailer for the new series was released on Friday and has already racked up over 1 million views.
“High School Musical: The Musical” series released its first trailer and it’s already taking us back.
The new series gets real meta real quick in the trailer. Set 15 years after the release of the first High School Musical movie, “High School Musical: The Musical” follows a group of high schoolers, who study at the same high school in the series, as they set out to put on a theatrical rendition of the original film. That means, stay with me, while we won’t see Vanessa Hudgens or Zac Effron in their original roles of Gabriella and Troy, we will see others take on their roles as they depict them on stage.
This moment from the new trailer explains what’s going on pretty well:
“When I heard that the high school where High School Musical was shot had never staged production of High School Musical: The Musical, I was shocked, inspired, and triggered as a millennial,” an East High drama teacher says in the trailer before setting out to pull off a show that will bring all kinds of backstage drama to the forefront of the new series.
As the new cast of characters prepares for a first-time production of High School Musical: The Musical at East High, there’s all kinds of drama behind the scenes.
The series follows Ricky, Joshua Bassett, as he takes on the role of Troy while attempting to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini, Olivia Rodrigo, who plays Gabriella for the school’s theatrical play.
What’s more, the trailer high lights that the new series will take on a “mockumentary format” (think: “Arrested Development” or “Parks And Recreation”)
The new series is set to debut on Disney+ on November 12 which marks the same day as the new steaming platforms launch. Old and new fans of the OG movies will get to binge 10 episodes. So rest your feet and voices, you’re gonna need a lot of moves in your back pocket for this one!
With October comes (yes, Pumpkin Spice Lattes) chilly weather, tons of spookiness, and a whole heck of a lot of Halloween media content! Part of the month also includes celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for Latinos to pat themselves on the back for their contributions to the culture and history of the United States. Fortunately, today’s Big Streamers are including new movies and TV shows that celebrate both Halloween and Latinidad with new seasons of “Carmen Sandiego” and “Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Shudder).”
We scoured the streaming sites for all of their upcoming October shows and movies and listed all of the ones you might enjoy this season from the 2011 film Colombiana starring Zoe Saldana to the Mexican-American favorite “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.”
Check out the full list of movies and TV shows coming to your favorite streamers this month below!
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Along Came a Spider
Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2
Bom Dia, Verônica / Good Morning, Verônica
Carmen Sandiego: Season 3
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Free State of Jones
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
I’m Leaving Now
The Longest Yard (1974)
The Parkers: Seasons 1-5
Pasal Kau / All Because of You
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire
The Prince & Me
You Cannot Hide: Season 1
30 Days Of Night (2007)
A Knight’s Tale (2001)
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Blood Ties (2014)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Kindred Spirits (2020)
La Sucursal (2019)
Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
National Security (2003)
Next Level (2019)
Noose For A Gunman (1960)
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Raging Bull (1980)
Señorita Justice (2004)
1992: Berlusconi Rising: Season 1 (Topic)
40 & Single: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)
Cisco Kid: Season (Best Westerns Ever)
Cities of the Underworld: Season 1 (HISTORY Vault)
Cold Case Files Classic: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)
Get Shorty: Seasons 1-3
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Shudder)
Liar: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
Mrs. Wilson: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
Mystery Road: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
PNS Kids: Spooky Stories!: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
Tales of Tomorrow: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)
The Great British Baking Show: Season 1 (PBS Living)
The Loudest Voice: Season 1 (Showtime)
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween
Ahí te encargo / You’ve Got This
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Emily in Paris
Vampires vs. the Bronx
Bug Diaries Halloween Special – Amazon Original Special
Savage X Fenty Show. Vol. 2 – Amazon Original Special
It’s no secret that over the past few decades, people of color worked to fight for equal representation on screens both big and small. While, of course, there have been great POC and LGTBQ relationships on television there’s really been a spike in the spectrum of representation since our early years watching television and learning about relationships.
Recently, we asked Latinas on Instagram what shows and movies featured their favorite most diverse couples.
“Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is The Bodyguard, they reminded me of my parents and they loved to play the soundtrack.” –millenialmarta
“The leads in Someone Great, Jane and Michael the virgin and the lesbian relationship Gentrified. It’s been 30 years and I finally found characters I can relate to.” –allyss_abyss_
“Most definitely, “Brooklyn 99”: two female Hispanics as regulars and a white person playing a Hispanic (Andy Samberg’s character’s last name is Peralta, which is a Spanish surname).” – seadra2011
“Holt and Kevin(and Rosa Diaz) have changed the way people have perceived gay couples and gay people. Nine Nine!” –chaoticbiguy
“The first on-screen presence that made me feel seen/represented period was @justinamachado ‘s character on One Day At A Time. A Latina veteran struggling with her mental health while trying to juggle school, work, love, and family? And as a main character? Whew….“-vieja.metiche
“Taína! It was on Disney if I remember correctly?? Then @americaferrera in sisterhood of the traveling pants as Carmen. 😭❤️ her life was like mine. Growing up in suburbs but never really having a place culturally.. but my girlfriends still had my back no matter our background.” –chessy__a