New Series Announced Shows ‘Rise of the Pink Ladies’


Turns out “GREASE” might not be the word, instead we go with “PINK”.

Streaming service Paramount+ has announced an upcoming original series based on a prequel to the musical GREASE.

Yes.. that classic musical GREASE.

GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES is set to star Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee.

The musical series is set four years before the original “Grease”; In 1954, before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in school, four weary outcasts dare to have their way, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High for always.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our new original series which will feature an incredible cast of up-and-coming young stars and electrifying musical numbers you’ll fall in love with,” said Nicole Clemens, President, Paramount Television Studios & Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. “Annabel and Alethea have managed to brilliantly capture the spirit of the iconic beloved classic film which, like RISE OF THE PINK LADIES, is both set in the past but relevant to the present.”

GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES is written and executive produced by creator Annabel Oakes (“Atypical,” “Transparent”), who also serves as showrunner. Marty Bowen will serve as executive producer for Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach will also serve as executive producer, and Alethea Jones (“Made For Love”, “Dollface”, “Evil”) will direct the pilot as well as two other episodes and serve as executive producer.

Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey will serve as executive producers through PICTURESTART, and it’s produced by Grace Gilroy. Choreography by Jamal Sims and music by GRAMMY nominee and Executive Music Producer Justin Tranter.

The 10-episode season of the series will be available exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States later this year and will launch on Paramount+ in international markets where the streaming service is available in 2022.


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