“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Prequel Series Coming to Paramount+

    Jamie Donnelly, Stockard Channing, Dinah Manoff, Didi Conn in
    Jamie Donnelly, Stockard Channing, Dinah Manoff, Didi Conn in "Grease"

    Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is coming to Paramount+.

    The Grease prequel is set four years before Sandy and Danny’s relationship at Rydell High. Four outcast girls try to make their own kind of fun and end up sparking a moral panic that will change the high school. The musical comedy will be an hour-long with 10 episodes and it will highlight the rise of the original four Pink Ladies—Rizzo, Jan, Marty, and Frenchy before they had to deal with Sandy.

    The series is written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes. Marty Bowen and Erik Feig, who are working on the Grease prequel movie Summer Lovin, will also executive produce.

    Grease starring John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John was the highest-grossing live-action musical of all time before the Disney reboots of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. In 2016, there was a live staging on Fox starring Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, which won five Emmys.

    There are expected to be new songs for the Pink Ladies, but there’s a chance there will be some favorites from the original musical.