Directed by Randal Kleiser and starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease arrived in theaters in 1978. His arrival left a legacy both on the music and film scene. It is impossible to listen to songs like “You’re the one that I want”, “Summer nights” and “Hopelessly devoted to you” without going back to those endearing scenes with catchy dance sequences.
However, the feature film of the late 70s would cease to be just a memory of the past and would go on to become a production of now. According to what was reported by Deadline, Paramount + has officially greenlit a prequel titled The Rise of the Pink Ladies.
The project will take place as a series of 10 episodes and will feature the presence of Annabel oakes, creator of Atypical, in executive production, as well as serving as a screenwriter and showrunner. She is joined, as executive producers, by Marty Bowen and Erik Feig.
Regarding the development of its plot, the aforementioned portal details that the title is set four years before the events narrated in the original film, where – before rock ‘n’ roll reigned and the T-Birds were the coolest in high school – four jaded and excluded girls dare to have fun in their own way, a fact that took a conservative Rydell school by surprise.
Although the description can be interpreted as a reference to the four ‘pink ladies’ that were part of the film on which this new product is based, the reality – explains Deadline – is that new characters will be shown. However, there is no further information about the actresses and actors that will make up its cast.