In information we've all been ready for, Paramount+ has ordered Grease prequel Rise of the Pink Girls straight to collection, with ten episodes on their option to the streaming service, as per Deadline. Set 4 years earlier than the occasions of the basic 1978 musical, the present will observe 4 highschool outcasts as they band collectively to "spark an ethical panic that can change Rydell Excessive without end".
You would possibly assume we'd be getting new variations of Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan, however Rise of the Pink Girls will deal with totally new characters, within the first scripted collection to be ordered for the studio's in-house platform since Paramount Tv Studios President Nicole Clemens assumed the extra duties of overseeing Paramount+'s lineup of authentic episodic content material.
This is identical mission that was initially introduced to be within the works for HBO Max again in 2019, when it was generally known as Grease: Rydell Excessive. Once you consider prequel Summer season Lovin', which employed Brett Haley to direct from a script by Leah McKendrick final summer season for Paramount, we may very well be within the earliest throws of a Grease Cinematic Universe, which is a terrifying prospect to say the least.
Rise of the Pink Girls will probably be written by Atypical alum Annabel Oakes, who can even govt produce and act as showrunner. Marty Bowen and Erik Feig are additionally listed as govt producers by their respective Temple Hill and Picturestart banners, so it sounds as if the prequel is pretty far alongside the event course of already.
Grease stays a monolithic determine within the realms of each the musical and popular culture at giant, having made $366 million on the field workplace and delivered an all-time basic soundtrack, to not point out spawning a sequel, a number of stage exhibits, a reside TV adaptation and a Venezuelan telenova amongst its many offshoots. There's no phrase on a begin date for manufacturing as of but, however Rise of the Pink Girls is coming, whether or not you prefer it or not.
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