Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is definitely what we want! The prequel show to the infamous 1978 hit is going to focus on a different set of high schoolers – the Pink Ladies!
Showrunner Annabel Oakes wrote the script, and she serves as an executive producer. Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Alethea Jones, Erik Feig, and Jamie Kim Falvey also take on EP duties. Grace Gilroy serves as a producer.
Of course it wouldn’t be Grease without music and dancing! The show has tapped choreographer Jamal Sims to handle all the steps, and Grammy Award nominee executive music producer Justin Tranter created the bops we’re going to hear!
Here’s all we know about the upcoming series!
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies release date
The new series is set to drop Thursday, April 6, 2023 on Paramount+. There will be a total of 10 episodes. Installments will be released weekly on the streamer.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies synopsis
The musical series takes place four years before the film. So this time around we’ll be in 1954, before “rock ‘n’ roll ruled” and “T-Birds were the coolest in the school,” according to Paramount+. Could you believe it?
We’re getting the origin story of the infamous girl gang with their pink jackets, EW shares. Four fed-up social outcasts will band together to have fun on their own terms, changing Rydell High forever. And we know just how important this group becomes at the high school!
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies cast
Unfortunately since this takes place four years before Frenchy, Jan, Marty, and Rizzo held that title, we’re probably not going to see them in the prequel. The series is introducing audiences to a new group, lead by Jane, according to EW. Check out the cast list below:
- 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
- Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies teaser and trailer
Paramount+ shared the teaser trailer, as well as the official trailer! The teaser features the iconic music we know from the film, shows the assistant principal warning the ladies about their reputations, and teens being teens. Check out the video below:
The official trailer is here as well! We get a bit more of a glimpse into the gals’ motivations to form the Pink Ladies, some of the original music (as well as the familiar tunes!), and the changes the group is bringing to Rydell High School. Check out the video below:
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies images
You can check out a “yearbook” shot of the new characters below. But first, be sure to head over to Entertainment Weekly for the first-look image of the ladies dressed in pink jackets!
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