Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies Prequel Series Gets Green Light

by : Emily Brown on : 17 Jul 2021 14:09
Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies Prequel Series Gets Green LightParamount Pictures

A Grease prequel titled Rise of the Pink Ladies has been given the green light by Paramount+.

The release of the popular musical introduced us to the iconic Pink Ladies; a group of female high schoolers with silky pink jackets made up in the 1978 film of Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan, with the title being adopted at fancy dress parties and Halloween costumes ever since.


The Pink Ladies were a given in Grease, having already been established prior to Sandy and Danny’s romance, but the new 10-episode series is set to give greater insight into the group before those summer nights.

Pink Ladies in Grease (Paramount Pictures)Paramount Pictures

The project, which comes from Paramount Television Studios, has reportedly been in the works for some time but it was recently given the formal green light by Paramount+, Deadline reports.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will take place four years before the original Grease, when four fed-up, outcast girls make fun on their own terms and spark a moral panic that will bring great change to Rydell High.

Rizzo in Grease (Paramount Pictures)Paramount Pictures

Though we’re already used to seeing Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan in Pink Ladies jackets, the series will actually focus on four new characters.

It is being written and executive produced by Atypical’s Annabel Oakes, and while it certainly has big boots to fill following Grease, it will no doubt be fun to return to Rydell High and see what its students get up to this time.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

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  1. Deadline

    ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ Prequel Series Officially Ordered By Paramount+