Paramount+ has ordered “Grease” prequel collection “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies,” which hails from Paramount Television Studios, TheWrap has confirmed.
“Rise of the Pink Ladies,” created by showrunner Annabel Oakes (“Atypical”), has a 10-episode order. Oakes may also function the author, govt producer and showrunner.
In addition to Oakes, Marty Bowen will govt produce the streaming present through Temple Hill. Erik Feig joins him by PictureStart.
“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” is ready 4 years earlier than the unique “Grease.” Or as Paramount places it: “Before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.”
The authentic “Grease,” which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, took the world by storm in 1978. Based on the 1971 musical, it was set within the late 1950s. The Pink Ladies within the 1978 movie had been performed by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Dinah Manoff and Jamie Donnelly.
In 2016, Fox aired a dwell model of “Grease,” which received 5 Emmys and starred Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens.
Prior to the prequel collection’ inexperienced mild at Paramount+, HBO Max ordered the present — initially titled “Grease: Rydell High” — in October 2019. Although HBO Max scrapped plans for the “Grease” spinoff, the present finally discovered its house at Paramount+ with a reworked plot and a model new title.
While the unique collection aimed to “reimagine the global smash hit movie with some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet,” “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies,” takes a particular give attention to Pink Ladies Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan.
Producing entities Temple Hill and PictureSmart are additionally producing an extra “Grease” prequel — a movie titled “Summer Lovin” — which is in manufacturing at Paramount. Brett Haley will direct the movie.
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