The fan favourites from the film Grease are getting a prequel!
Rise of the Pink Ladies has just been given the greenlight from Paramount production company and is set to be an an origin story about the Pink Ladies who star in the 1978 film.
The new series is set at the same location (Rydell High) four years prior to the events of Grease, according to Variety.
The Pink Ladies are the tough-girl gang associated with the high school’s greaser T-Birds, of which male lead Danny is a member. In the classic film, the Pink Ladies, Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan, and Marty, whose early days the new show will highlight, were played by Stockard Channing (who was already 34 when the movie came out), Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, and Dinah Manoff.
The ten hour-long episodes of the prequel, a musical comedy, will be written by Annabel Oakes, the producer, writer, and director of Netflix’s Atypical. (She is also a credited writer on the forthcoming series spinoff of Edge of Seventeen.) She will serve as executive producer alongside Marty Bowen and Erik Feig, who are working on a Grease prequel film, Summer Lovin’.
No casting announcements have been made yet, but it sounds like it is going to be a hit!