Grease spinoff series announced
Grease: Rydell High will feature both new and old songs from the classic 70s film.
Classic 1978 musical film Grease is to receive a TV spinoff series.
Titled Grease: Rydell High, the series will be developed by Paramount Television who own the rights to the franchise.
It’s been described as a “reimagining” of the original film but will still be set in the 1950s.
Certain characters from the film will feature in this new series, although it’s yet been confirmed who that’ll be, with a mix of new and old songs.
As to be expected with a project in such early stages, searches are currently underway for a writer, director and a cast.
“Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation," said Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max.
"I’m thrilled that our friends at Paramount were excited about the idea of opening up the show and putting it on a larger canvas for a weekly series."
Grease: Rydell High will be shown exclusively on upcoming US streaming service HBO Max alongside other originals like Dune: The Sisterhood and a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl.
It’s doubtful that HBO Max will ever launch in the UK but it’s possible that viewers will be able to enjoy these shows on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, owing to their deal with the broadcaster.
In addition, Paramount is also working on a prequel film titled Summer Lovin’ which will explore the holiday romance between Danny and Sandy that was only alluded to in the original film.
Source: Hollywood Reporter