Grease is getting its own Rydell High Musical spinoff series!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:57AM

Grease fans get excited ...

Because a spinoff series to the film is now in the works!

That's right.

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.

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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.