The kids of High School Musical’s East High have all grown up and graduated.  Some, like Ashley Tisdale, have even gone on to spinoff movies with their characters.  Tisdale’s “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” is available on Blu-ray and DVD April 19, 2011.

Looks like Disney’s putting “Madison High” on the fast-track.  Production is reported to start in March and, if all goes well, it could be looking at an early 2013 premiere.

Madison High's Leah Lewis (left) and Luke Benward (right)

Leah Lewis and Luke Benward have just joined the cast and HSM’s Alyson Reed is already on board to reprise her character of Ms. Darbus.  Darbus is our link between East High and Madison High.  She transfers to Madison to build a revolutionary new theater program.  Lewis has been cast as Peyton Hall, a formerly home-schooled tennis champ who transfers in to Madison.  Benward will play Devin Daniels, a motocross champ who’s on the lookout for a new hobby.

No word on whether Peyton and Devin are the lead characters, but considering the main cast is usually cast first, it’s probably a safe bet.