Tim Federle, creator of the High School Musical franchise, said that pop star Olivia Rodrigo will not be part of the fourth season of the production.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, last Thursday, 21, he said that the former leading lady, who 

brought Nini to life in the movies, will take a parallel route and will be given a fitting farewell in High School Musical: The Series: The Musical.

"I think she's ready to explore the world outside the halls of East High. And Olivia herself was having

such a monumental explosion in the music industry that it seemed like the right thing (to do)," he said.

The executive producer also revealed that the team is proud of the direction the singer's career has taken.

"In this season, it's about trying to give her character a proper send-off, while leaving room for other characters 

to really enter the fray and be in the spotlight. And personally, it's a joy to see Olivia's music explode in such a big way. It was really fun to have her back and reminisce about the beginning," he stated.

With the success of Sour (2021), Olivia Rodrigo decided to focus more on music than acting, just like Nini.

In the second season of the musical, the character was given the opportunity to go to Los Angeles.