More than 40 years after its premiere, “Grease” will have a series – Come and See

A prequel series to the iconic musical film “Grease” (1978), which confirmed the stardom of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is in development with a view to release on the platform. Paramount+.

According to US specialized media, the streaming service of the conglomerate ViacomCBS gave the green light for the production of ten episodes of the series, which will bear the title “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies”.

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The proposal will be set four years before the events of the film and will focus on the group of girls (“the girls in pink”) who meet at Rydell High School in history.

Before rock n ‘roll was the ultimate, before the T-Birds were the coolest thing in school, four fed up and outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, igniting the moral panic that will change Rydell High forever ”, summarizes the synopsis of the treatment of the new series.

This production had been on the page for a few years and was waiting to be chosen; in fact, and according to the information published by the site The Hollywood Reporter, in 2019 it already had the approval of one of Paramount + ‘rivals, HBO Max.

However, an executive-level name change at giant WarnerMedia caused it to backtrack and scrap.

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Screenwriter Annabel Oakes (“Atypical”) will serve as the showrunner or chief creative officer for the show.

Paramount Studios, along with Temple Hill and Picturestart, are also behind the project of a prequel to “Grease” but in film form, which will be called “Summer Lovin ‘” and will have Brett Haley directing.