ABC is developing a multiepisode reality competition themed to the “High School Musical” concept, with a nationwide talent hunt followed by a group of contestants studying at a music conservatory to hone their skills, reports Variety.
ABC is targeting a summer airdate for the “High School Musical” reality series.
Contestants will be eliminated each week until a final winning performer is chosen. The network is keeping details of that top prize under wraps for now, however.
The reality series will include plenty of “High School Musical”-themed moments — with appearances by the franchise’s stars likely. The network is in discussions with a production company to handle the show, but that deal hasn’t been finalized.
“High School Musical” is a major revenue generator for Disney; the conglomerate forecasts that consumer products related to the franchise will reach $650 million in sales this year.