Paramount+ Announces Grease Rise of the Pink Ladies Prequel Series


Paramount+ is desperately dedicated to a new Grease prequel.

The streaming network announced plans for its new 10-episode original music series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, on Monday.

Set in the four years before the plot of the hit 1978 musical, the prequel will follow the origin story of the film’s most iconic 1950s girl gang.

Grease lighting! Paramount+ announced plans for its new 10-episode original musical prequel series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, on Monday.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is set in 1954 – before the events of the classic film – and will follow four “fed up” misfit teenagers on their own path to Rydell High.

The musical series stars Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper and Jackie Hoffman.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our new Original Series which will feature an incredible cast of up-and-coming young stars and electrifying musical numbers you’ll fall in love with,” Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount Television Studios & Paramount + Original Scripted Series said in A press release.

Prequel: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is set in 1954 – before the events of the classic film – and will follow four misfit teenagers

Prequel: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is set in 1954 – before the events of the classic film – and will follow four “fed up” misfit teenagers on their own way to Rydell High (star Madison Thompson pictured)

Highligths!  The musical series features a bunch of young newcomers, including Marisa Davila (pictured), Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt and Maxwell Whittington-Cooper

Highligths! The musical series features a bunch of young newcomers, including Marisa Davila (pictured), Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt and Maxwell Whittington-Cooper

“Annabel and Alethea have managed to brilliantly capture the spirit of the iconic beloved classic film which, like RISE OF THE PINK LADIES, is both set in the past but relevant to the present.”

According to the network, the show has already begun filming in Vancouver.

It doesn’t appear that any of the original stars of the 1978 hit musical will be involved, and their respective characters won’t be included in the project.

Grease starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton John as villainous Danny Zuko and Australian transplant Sandy Olsson.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our new original series which will feature an incredible cast of up-and-coming young stars and electrifying musical numbers you’ll fall in love with,” said Paramount (Pink Ladies: Didi Conn as Frenchy, Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo and Dinah Manoff as Marty Maraschino)

Brand New: It doesn't appear that any of the original stars of the 1978 hit musical will be involved, and their respective characters won't be included in the project.

Brand New: It doesn’t appear that any of the original stars of the 1978 hit musical will be involved, and their respective characters won’t be included in the project.

The pair fell for each other on some “summer nights,” but things got complicated when Sandy arrives at Rydell High earlier this year and threatens Danny’s “cool factor.”

Rizzo, played by Stockard Channing, was the leader of the girl clique, the Pink Ladies – the coolest girl gang in school, instantly recognizable by their matching pink jackets.

The Pink Ladies consisted of Didi Conn as Frenchy, Jamie Donnelly as Jan, and Dinah Manoff as Marty Maraschino.

Classic!  Grease starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton John as bad boy Danny Zuko and Australian transplant Sandy Olsson.

Classic! Grease starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton John as bad boy Danny Zuko and Australian transplant Sandy Olsson.

Danny, meanwhile, led the leather-jacketed T-Birds, alongside Jeff Conaway as Kenickie, Barry Pearl as Doody, Michael Tucci as Sonny LaTierri and Kelly Ward. in Putzie’s.

The film, which is based on the stage production of the same name, was a box office hit, was nominated for multiple Golden Globe Awards and featured a hit soundtrack.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will air on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ streaming network, later in 2022.

Rydell forever: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will air on Paramount+, ViacomCBS' streaming network, later in 2022

Rydell forever: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will air on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ streaming network, later in 2022

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