The cast for the Grease prequel series about the Pink Ladies has been revealed

Publish Date
Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 5:57PM

Forty-three years after the hugely popular musical first hit theatres, we were treated to the news Grease was set to get another prequel.

And we think fans will likely get chills with the latest offering.

Last year, Paramount+ gave the green light to a 10-episode series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.

And now the streaming service has revealed its cast as production gets underway in Vancouver.

The prequel series will star newcomers Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee.

"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," Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Television Studios and Paramount+ Original Scripted Series, said in a statement.

The new musical comedy series will be set at Rydell High in 1954, four years prior to the events of Grease.

"Before rock 'n' roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever," the show's description reads.

In the 1978 classic film, the Pink Ladies; Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan, and Marty - whose early days will be highlighted in the new series - were played by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly, and Dinah Manoff.

The hour-long episodes will be written by Annabel Oakes. She will also serve as executive producer alongside Marty Bowen and Erik Feig, who are working on a Grease prequel film, Summer Lovin'.

Summer Lovin' is set during Danny and Sandy's fling between junior and senior year - which means it takes place three-and-a-half years after Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.

As of yet, there is no mention if any of the original cast members will make an appearance in the prequels.

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.

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