- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:57AM
Grease fans get excited ...
Because a spinoff series to the film is now in the works!
While it has been 41 years since the hugely popular musical first hit theatres, WarnerMedia-backed streaming service HBO Max has handed out a straight-to-series order for Grease: Rydell High - with its name stemming from the school at the centre of the beloved original.
The new take reimagines the original movie and will feature some of the well-known characters from the film.
It will still be set in the '50s and will feature big musical numbers from the era combined with new original songs.
Grease: Rydell High will also explore the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and life in middle America with a modern sensibility.
Additional details, including the premiere date and cast will be announced at a later date.
The announcement comes just six months after it was reported that Paramount Pictures was developing a Grease prequel called Summer Loving.
Grease remains hugely popular after grossing almost $400 million at the global box office, with several remakes and re-releases helping to introduce the story to new audiences.
The soundtrack to the original Grease film was also a roaring success with over 38 million copies sold worldwide.
A 1982 sequel movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer failed to deliver, however, earning little more than $15 million at the US box office.