Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies prequel series officially greenlit

The musical-comedy will focus of the formation of the iconic girl gang.

A Grease prequel series has been officially ordered by US streaming service Paramount+. 

Set four years before the events of the original, musical-comedy Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will explore the beginnings of the friendship between the titular girl gang.

“Before rock ‘n’ roll ruled and before the T-Birds were the coolest guys in school, four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms and spark a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever,” reads its official plot synopsis.  

The show will consist of 10 hour-long episodes and feature new original songs. There’s also a chance some of the iconic numbers from the first film could make an appearance as Paramount is attempting to strike a deal for the rights. 

Annabel Oakes, creator of Netflix’s original comedy-drama Atypical, will serve as both writer and executive producer alongside Marty Bowen and Erik Feig. 

Casting for the main roles of Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan and Marty, originally played by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly and Dinah Manoff, has yet to be announced. 

The project was first announced at HBO Max with the title of Grease: Rydell High but its Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys ultimately decided not to move forward with the project.  

Bowen and Feig are also working on a prequel film titled Summer Lovin’ which will tell the story of the first meeting and blossoming romantic relationship between Sandy and Danny. 

You can stream both Grease and its sequel Grease 2 with a NOW Sky Cinema Membership. 

Source: Variety  

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