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HBO Max has created a TV spinoff titled Grease: Rydell High, inspired by the 1978 beloved movie musical, Grease. This announcement follows an exclusive report made in April that Paramount Studios is also working on a movie prequel for Grease titled Summer Loving.
The series will be set in the 1950s around the world of Rydell High, the high school where Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) fell in love (again). Featuring big musical numbers from the original film as well as new original songs, the series reimagines the original movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will explore the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and life in middle America with a modern sensibility.
Additional details surrounding Grease: Rydell High such as casting, episode count and length, and premiere date will be revealed at a later date.
"Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation, and I’m thrilled that our friends at Paramount were excited about the idea of opening up the show and putting it on a larger canvas for a weekly series,” Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max, said Tuesday in a statement. “This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock ’n’ roll musical. It’s Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy and excitement you immediately think of when you hear any of these iconic songs. You’re the One That I Want!”
Grease is the word!