Grease is over forty years old. Yet the musical film remains hugely popular. It should come as no surprise then that several networks are interested in a spin-off series of the film. It now has the name Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies and moves to Paramount Plus. And not to HBO Max, as previously announced.
Last year, HBO Max announced a spin-off series of it Grease would appear. It had the name Grease: Rydell High got. The series would become a musical, just like the legendary film.
Would, because Paramount is the studio that Grease has made. And according to entertainment website Variety, it has reclaimed its rights to the title. As a result, the spin-off series will not appear on HBO Max, but on Paramount Plus. That’s the streaming platform the studio will launch next year.
Since the series got a new platform, its name has also changed. The spin-off is now known as Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies. It focuses (logically) on the legendary hallway from Grease: Sandy, Rizzo, Jan, Marty and Frenchy.
They are played in the film by Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff and Didi Conn, respectively. It is not yet known whether those actresses will also appear in the spin-off.
No Greased Lightning, no Summer Nights
In Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies we will see how that group came to be. And how they changed the hallways of Rydell High forever. Just like the film, the spin-off will be a musical. In it we will hear known and new songs.
Two well-known songs that will not appear in the spin-off anyway are Greased Lightning and Summer Nights. That’s because the legacies of the composers of those songs, Jim Jacobs and Warner Casey, don’t allow it.
Paramount Plus will normally see daylight sometime next year. There will Grease: The Rise of the Punk Ladies and the Greaseprequel Summer Lovin ‘ can be found. It is not yet known exactly when that will happen.