'Grease: Rise of the Pink Lady': Cast, release date, trailer and everything we know so far
"Grease" is indeed the word.
Few movie musicals can claim the popularity and focus that 1978's Grease possessed. Starring John Travolta and the late, great Olivia Newton-John, this bombastic musical managed to captivate audiences everywhere, returning to 1950s high school with catchy Tunes, troubled teens and weird hair. Although the film has struggled to kick-start the franchise, Grease 2 (1982) was far less popular than its predecessor. Still, Paramount will try to breathe new life into the long-dormant franchise with brand new shows launching later this year. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (2023) takes place years before the original Grease movie, again at Rydell High School, but now with an all-new cast of characters. As the title suggests, the protagonists of this particular story will be a group of teenagers who form the "Pink Ladies," an exclusive club of rebellious young women who basically rule the school. The new series promises to explore the origins of the iconic group and explain how exactly it came to be before Sandy, Rizzo, Francie, Jane and Marty joined the beloved cast.
those eager to see the new Fortunately, the series won't have to wait for "Summer Nights," as the anticipated prequel series will hit theaters sooner than you might think. For the show's release date, cast, trailer, and more, here's everything we know so far about Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. ^From Thursday 6 April 2023, a new generation of teens will start driving their T-Birds around the Rydell High campus. An official release schedule for the show has yet to be announced, but the series will likely follow the same model as other Paramount+ shows, releasing a new episode every following Thursday. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is being developed exclusively as Paramount+, meaning it will be the only place to play the Grease prequel when it arrives later this spring. Paramount+ currently has two subscription plans available - Essential and Premium. Essential, priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, offers Paramount+'s entire catalog with limited advertising and select live shows from the NFL and UEFA. Premium, priced at $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year, removes most advertising from the service, and Includes access to live CBS channels.
When and Where Is Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies Releasing?
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies' brief trailer introduces the four girls who are expected to be members of the show's Pink Ladies gang. We also see a somewhat familiar face, and the only returning character we know of so far, a slightly younger principal, Mackey (Jackie Hoffman), who is only an assistant principal at this point. The remaining forty-five-second trailer contains a lot of what you'd expect from a Grease show, including classic cars, rebellious teens, and even some flashy musical numbers, one of which is playing the iconic opening track original. Eagle-eyed fans might also notice a greaser with a leather jacket with the T-Bird logo etched on it, suggesting the boyband's origins from Grease might also be explored.
Watch the Trailer for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies
The official synopsis for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies reads:
What Is the Plot of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies?
Given that the series only takes place a few years before the events of the original film, thought we might see younger versions of some classic characters like Danny, Rizzo, etc. more.
In 1954, four years before the original Grease, before rock 'n' roll ruled and before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school. It follows four fed-up outcasts who dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.
As previously stated, Jackie Hoffman ("Murder in Only the Building") will play the role of Assistant Principal McGee, taking over the role of Eve Arden ("Anatomy of a Murder"), who had Played the role in "Grease" and "Grease 2". Other key cast members of "Pink Lady" include Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notatomaso as Cynthia, Tricia as Nancy Fukuhara and Shanelle Bailey as Hazel. The chorus also includes Madison Thompson as Susan, Jonathan Nevis as Ricky, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington Cooper as Wally and Chris Mack as Mr. Daniels Nally, as well as Charlotte Kavanagh, Josette Halpert, Nicholas McDonough, Maximo Weber Salas and Alexis Flanks to name a few.
Who's In the Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies Cast?
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies currently has three directors. They include Alethea Jones (Evil), Jamal Sims (When the Beat Drops) and Diego Velasco (Orange is the New Black). The series also boasts a jam-packed writers room that includes Alison Leverlin (One Day at a Time), Annabel Oakes (Atypical), Laura Pollack (Fairfax), Kayla Richardson (The Beez & The Beez & The Chickadeez), Raul Martin Romero (Colin in Black & White) and Auriel Rudnick (On My Block).
Who's Making Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies?
The show also includes music by Zachary Dawes (The Peanut Butter Falcon), Nick Sena (Adolescence) and Justin Tranter (The Bravest Knight), D.J. Cinematography Stipsen (What We Do in the Shadows) and Mark Chow (The Imperfects), by Peter CabadaHagan (A League of Their Own ), Antonia de Barros (Mrs. Davis) and Phillip Fowler (Lock & Key) editing, production design Mark S. Freeborn (Breaking Bad).
It all depends on how many people tuned into Rise of the Pink Ladies during the first season. If enough viewers and critics agree that "grease is the word," it's much more likely that the Pink Lady will return for a second season.