TV spinoff "Grease: Rydell High", based on director Randal Kleiser's 1978 dancing/singing feature "Grease" has been handed a 'straight-to-series' order at HBO Max, to be produced by Paramount Television, Erik Feig's Picturestart and Temple Hill, featuring musical numbers from the 1950's era with new original songs, launching in 2020:
"Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation," said Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max, "and I’m thrilled that our friends at Paramount were excited about the idea of opening up the show and putting it on a larger canvas for a weekly series.
"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. 'You're the One That I Want'!"
"Grease is one of the most beloved Paramount titles and it's a thrill to be reimagining it for today's audience with our good friends at Temple Hill and Picturestart", said Paramount TV president Nicole Clemens.
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