High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Creator Talks Olivia Rodrigos Future On the Show

Olivia Rodrigo‘s future on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a little up in the air…

The 18-year-old actress and singer’s character Nini had a moment in the season two finale that leaves it open-ended.

As you know, Olivia has a huge year outside of acting, with her debut album being a massive success, making her one of the biggest pop stars of this year. So where does that leave her with HSMTMTS?

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SPOILER ALERT!

After Gina’s brother’s surprise appearance at opening night, and a conversation with Nini, she tells Nini that she could have a big future in music. She then said she knew someone who could help, and gave Nini her brother’s phone number.

If you remember earlier in the season, Nini had created a new social account for her music and songwriting, and used her real name, Nina.

HSMTMTS creator and showrunner Tim Federle opened up about Olivia‘s fate on the show in a new interview.

When asked if things were intentionally left open-ended for Nini because of Olivia‘s success, Tim told Hollywood Life, “Yeah, I think they were. I think things are open-ended actually for a number of characters just because you want the maximum flexibility going forward.”

“Look, I have so much respect for Olivia as a songwriter and as a human and what her own dreams are. I love High School Musical with Olivia,” he continued. “I think Olivia is a massive part of our success, but I think season 3 is sort of a TBD in terms of where Nini’s journey would go.”

Season three hasn’t been announced yet, but Tim says, “I have a couple of ideas for season 3, but ultimately it’s got to start at that greenlight so I’m hoping to get the chance.”

Be sure to check out all of the musical numbers from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season two!

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