It's automatic, it's systematic, it's hydromatic—why it's a Grease prequel series!
That's right, Greasers: On Jan. 31, Paramount+ announced its new original series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. The musical series, written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes, "takes place four years before the original Grease: In 1954 before rock ‘n' roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up, outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever," according to the series description.
The Grace Gilroy and Alethea Jones–produced series stars Madison Thompson, known for her role as Erin Pierce in Ozark, Jackie Hoffman, most recently seen in Only Murders in the Building as Uma Heller, along with Marisa Davila, Tricia Fukuhara, Cheyenne Isabel Wells and Ari Notartomaso.
The season will consist of 10 episodes and will be available to stream on Paramount+ in 2022.
"We are thrilled to unveil our new original series that will introduce an incredible cast of young stars in the making and electrifying musical numbers you will fall in love with," said Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Television Studios. "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."
Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey will serve as executive producers, with choreography by Jamal Sims and music by Grammy Award nominee Justin Tranter.
While we wait for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, we'll be watching the original on repeat. But hey, there are worse thing wE! could do!