Grease is getting a 2019 spinoff!
The iconic 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John co-starring film serves as the inspiration to an upcoming musical series Grease: Rydell High coming to HBO Max, TVLine reported on Tuesday (October 15).
The show will explore “the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and the rollercoaster of life in middle America with a modern sensibility that will bring it to life for today’s musical lovers.”
The series will be set in the 1950s when “the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds still rule the school,” and will feature “some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet.”
The musical will include hit songs from the time period and originals.
“This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock ‘n’ roll musical. It’s Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy and excitement you immediately think of when you hear any of these iconic songs,” said HBO Max exec Sarah Aubrey.
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