"I have a yearning to see certain stories that take us a little further outside of East High and the East High drama department," says Tim Federle. "I would also say the show was pitched, and I think produced and delivered, to capitalize on a promise I made to the network — which is we're going to start in a really grounded place, because there's a lot shows and a lot of musicals that are going to have people bursting into song on the quad of the school as the very first number. I wanted to trust that the quiet talents of these cast members would resonate and I was excited to see they did. With that said, I'd like to see like a big honking dance number early in the season. I'm hoping we can launch Season 2 with the promise of a gigantic amount of musical energy and school spirit for a viewing population that I think is desperately going to need an escape when the show comes out."