Paramount+ will be overseeing a Grease prequel series in the US, going by the name Rise Of The Pink Ladies.
HBO Max was the original home for the planned Grease movie prequel, when it was originally a project being developed under the name Rydell High.
However, the series has now found a home at Paramount+ in the US, where it has been greenlit, along with receiving a new name: Rise Of The Pink Ladies. Reportedly, the original premise would have followed all of the main characters from the iconic 1978 musical film, whereas in its new incarnation, Rise Of The Pink Ladies will instead focus on the ladies in the Pink Ladies clique, namely Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan.
The brief synopsis for the show reads: “before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school.” In the series, we’ll see “four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.”
Not a lot else is known about the production, including casting or release dates. It’s also not known as yet how the series will come to the UK.
With plot details scarce at this point, we imagine that the series would cover the formation of the T-Birds, although it’s less likely we’ll get any plot threads from Grease 2, no matter how many times we cross our fingers.
More on Rise Of The Pink Ladies at some point in the future.
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