Grease prequel: Fans get multiplying chills as prequel is confirmed and has started filming

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1 Feb 2022, 14:56

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Our TV screens are about to shape up. Finally, we're getting our long-awaited splodge of Grease with Rise of the Pink Ladies coming soon.

The series is based on 'four fed-up, outcast girls who dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever'.

It's set four years pre the iconic original movie starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta 'before rock 'n' roll ruled and the T-Birds were the coolest in the school'.

The 10-part series is in production in Canada along with Rydell High's new faces Marisa Davila (Jane), Cheyenne Isabel Wells (Olivia) and Ari Notartomaso (Cynthia).

Joining them is Tricia Fukuhara (Nancy), Shanel Bailey (Hazel) and Madison Thompson (Susan), Jonathan Nieves (Richie), Jason Schmidt (Buddy), Maxwell Whittington-Cooper (Wally) and Jackie Hoffman as Assistant Principal McGee.

Paramount+ boss Nicole Clemens said: "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.

"Annabel and [director Alethea Jones] have managed to brilliantly capture the spirit of the iconic beloved classic film which, like Rise of the Pink Ladies, is both set in the past but relevant to the present."

Fans commented: "You better get the og Frenchy to make a cameo."

Another added: "That's amazing."

A third posted: "It's electrifying!"

We're Grease-ed up and ready to roll.