Disney+ Renew/Cancel: Another Renewal is Predicted for High School Musical


Below is a table of audience demand multipliers as reported by Parrot Analytics for Disney+’s original series. A 1.0 multiplier is the average for all shows past and present, and is updated on a rolling 30-day basis. The numbers seen in this table are as reported on May 22, 2021. Let us know what you think by leaving a reaction and comment!

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

At long last, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has returned for Season 2. Its audience demand multiplier has immediately begun to rise, and it’s imaginable it will continue to do so as the season goes on. After all, the 30 day period includes plenty of time before the premiere of Season 2. It also has higher demand than all but one non-miniseries Disney+ original. While it does not have as much international appeal as some other Disney+ originals, its domestic performance certainly looks promising. It should be noted, however, that co-star Olivia Rodrigo has a quickly-growing solo music career. I don’t foresee this derailing the show, but I do think there could be an outside chance of her leaving the series. 

Learning from The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff has been missing in recent tables due to its cancelation. I incorrectly predicted renewal for the show, and have added more columns in effort to be more accurate on predicting Disney+’s decisions. It was co-produced by National Geographic Studios, which is partly owned by Disney (73% to be exact). While Disney fully distributes most of their shows, Disney shared distribution rights with Warner Brothers for The Right Stuff. It is very possible that Disney’s lack of full distribution rights was a factor in its cancelation, as its high single digits audience multiplier suggested it was safe. Additionally, the cancelation came months after the final episode aired; as such, I am now taking into account how long it has been since a season finished airing. 

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