Paramount+ Shares First Look at "Grease" Prequel Series "Rise of the Pink Ladies"

L-R: Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy Nakagawa, Marisa Davila as Jane Facciano, Cheyenne Wells as Olivia Valdovinos and  Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia Zdunowski in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies episode 2, season 1, streaming on Paramount +, 2022. Photo Credit: Eduardo Araquel/Paramount+

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It’s onerous to think about a time earlier than the Pink Ladies dominated the hallways of Rydell High in 1978’s “Grease,” however get able to see the origin story behind the rule-breaking lady gang in Paramount+’s new prequel collection, “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.”

On Jan. 9, the forthcoming present — which takes place 4 years earlier than the long-lasting “Grease” film that starred John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John — shared its first teaser trailer that includes a solid of recent characters, together with “4 fed-up outcasts,” aka the unique Pink Ladies — Nancy (Tricia Fukuhara), Jane (Marisa Davila), Olivia (Cheyenne Wells), and Cynthia (Ari Notartomaso) — whose status-quo defying attitudes “change Rydell High perpetually.”

While it appears fairly sure that the unique “Grease” solid will not make any appearances within the upcoming collection, nor will it deal with the love story of Travolta and Newton-John’s Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, one factor nonetheless stays the identical: large musical numbers!

Jamal Sims, who famously labored on 2011’s “Footloose” remake and the “Step Up” franchise, serves as choreographer and director on the present. The remainder of the manufacturing crew consists of showrunner, director, author, and government producer Annabel Oakes; director and government producer Alethea Jones; and government music producer Justin Tranter.

Read forward for the whole lot else we find out about “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” up to now, together with when it begins streaming on Paramount+.

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Trailer

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Plot

A press launch for the collection describes the plot as follows: “Before the unique ‘Grease;’ in 1954, earlier than rock ‘n’ roll dominated, earlier than the T-Birds have been the best within the college, 4 fed-up outcasts dare to have enjoyable on their very own phrases, sparking an ethical panic that may change Rydell High perpetually.”

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Cast

In addition to Fukuhara, Davila, Wells, and Notartomaso, the present’s solid options 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.

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Release Date

The collection premieres on Paramount+ on April 6.

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” Poster

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