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Olivia Rodrigo is leaving HSMTMTS for good?

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Olivia Rodrigo is leaving HSMTMTS for good?



Today marks the start of season three High School Musical: The Musical Series Disney+. But is it also a farewell to Olivia Rodrigo’s character Nini? Here’s the tea.


Last week, showrunner Tim Federle seemed to indicate that this season would be Rodrigo’s last. Speaking with ET OnlineHe also shared his excitement at her meteoric rise following the release her album SourSome tough decisions had to made about her future on TV.

“I think she’s ready to explore the world outside the halls of East High,” Federle said of Nini’s arc. “And Olivia herself was having such a monumental explosion in the music industry that it felt like the right thing to, frankly, work with Olivia to say, ‘How do we get you out there into the world with us taking a little bit more of a backseat?’ Which we were all proud to do to support her.”

This season was about saying goodbye to Nini the right way.

“It’s about trying to give her character a proper send-off while also leaving room for other characters to really step into the fray and step into the spotlight,” said Federle. “And personally, it’s a joy to see Olivia’s music explode in such a big way. It was so much fun to have Olivia…



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