The series is set to arrive later this year
Paramount is going all out to become the next big streaming service. Among the numerous titles they announced, here’s a classic for you – Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. Paramount struck a major note with the 1978 movie adapted from the Broadway musical. The movie brought the iconic pairing of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and an equally popular soundtrack album.
Here’s everything we know about the Paramount+ series.
The first look
Paramount+ did not reveal any behind-the-scenes images, but shared the official logo. It shows the title engraved in soft pink clothing. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is set in 1954, four years before the 1978 movie. As per the synopsis, the series will be a splashy musical prequel to the classic film. However, it will be updated for today with new music and choreography. The series will have 4 main leads, who are outcasts and want to have fun in their own terms. Together, they start something that changes the future of Rydell High School forever.
Cast and crew
Despite the 2022 release, the series only has one confirmed cast member. Last week, When Calls the Heart‘s Chris McNally was casted. We are yet to see if any of the original cast members make an appearance, or do voiceovers.
Rise of the Pink Ladies is helmed by Anabel Oakes (Awkward, Angel from Hell), who will also serve as writer and executive producer. Other exec producers include Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach, and Alethea Jones. Jones will also direct three episodes. Music will be scored by Grammy nominee Justin Tranter, and choreography will be done by Jamal Sims.
We can expect a trailer and other cast announcements to drop soon enough.