Rise of the Pink Ladies will stream solely on Paramount+
On Friday, Paramount+ introduced a brand new female-focused sequence, a Grease prequel known as Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies all about — you guessed it — the Pink Ladies, the group of satin-pink-jacket-wearing girls consisting of Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan, and Marty, performed by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, and Dinah Manoff, respectively.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rise of the Pink Ladies will encompass 10, hour-long episodes and can happen 4 years previous to the OG Grease story.
“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 present’s logline states. And sure, the present, which shall be written by Annabel Oakes (who produced, wrote, and directed the Netflix hit Atypical) shall be a musical comedy.
According to Vanity Fair, Oakes will work alongside Marty Bowen and Erik Feig, who’re additionally engaged on a Grease prequel, a movie titled Summer Lovin’. Summer Lovin’ follows Danny and Sandy’s love story, particularly between junior and senior 12 months — three-and-a-half years after the Rise of the Pink Ladies.
Rise of the Pink Ladies was initially titled Grease: Rydell High and was to stream on HBO Max, as a substitute. The spinoff was introduced in 2019 and described on the time as a reimagining of the unique movie, that includes a few of the characters and boasting new authentic songs.
“Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation, and 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,” Sarah Aubrey, head of content material at HBO Max, stated on the time, per The Hollywood Reporter. “This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock ’n’ roll musical. It’s Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy and excitement you immediately think of when you hear any of these iconic songs. You’re the One That I Want!”
But when HBO Max determined to scrap the present, Paramount+ nabbed it and gave it a brand new title and what The Hollywood Reporter known as a “creative overhaul.”
While no casting bulletins have been made but, we are able to’t wait to observe the story of the Pink Ladies come to life. And we’re not alone.
Paramount+ is making a sequence known as ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ (set 4 years earlier than Grease) that is about “four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.”
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Grease was a complete hit when it hit theaters within the late ’70s. Not solely did the blockbuster musical gross $400 million (with a $6 million funds), but it surely’s spurred numerous tasks following its success, from revivals and excursions to, extra just lately, a stay reboot on Fox in 2016, starring Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and Carly Rae Jepsen.