Grease is still the word.
The fledgling Paramount + streaming app announced on Friday, it unveiled a prequel series about one of their better known intellectual properties, Grease.
Title, Rise of the Pink Ladies is a perfect elevator pitch for anyone familiar with the 1978 film, suggesting both an origin story and a focus on the film’s popular female characters.
The new series is set in the same location (Rydell High, for those of you who don’t like it) four years before the events of Grease, based on Diversity. The original movie, as you may recall, ends with john TravoltaDanny’s and Olivia Newton-JohnSandy sailed to the clouds in a 1948 Ford De Luxe convertible.
Pink Ladies is a tough girl gang related to the high school T-Birds, of which the male lead Danny is a member. (Whether the new character Sandy will ever be fully embraced by Pink Ladies is still a matter of debate!) In the classic series, Pink Ladies, Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan and Marty, who the show is new to, will highlight in the first days, was closed by Stockard Channing (who was 34 years old when the movie came out), Didi Connie, Jamie Donnellyand Dinah Manoff.
The 10-hour episodes of the prequel, a musical comedy, will be written by Annabel Oakes, producer, writer and director of Netflix Not typical. (She is also a credited writer on the upcoming spin-off series of Edge of Seventeen.) She will act as an executive producer along with Marty Bowen and Erik Feig, who are working on a Grease prequel movies, Summer love’.
That movie, that Brett Haley will direct from a script by John August and Leah McKendrick, which is set in the time when Danny and Sandy are between their middle and high school years. That means (counseling abacus) it takes place three and a half years later. Rise of the Pink Ladies project.
No casting announcements have been made in either project.
Exciting 1950s background Grease, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, began their lives in Chicago nightclubs in 1971 with a much more adventurous form. The show arrived in New York in 1972 at the Eden Theater in downtown, then moved up the block, where it operated until 1980. The original Broadway cast was present. Barry Bostwick like Danny and Adrienne Barbeau as Rizzo.