If you are a fan of the 1978 musical comedy Grease, there was some great news today. Paramount+ has unveiled the cast for its upcoming Grease prequel series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. Keep reading for the full cast and what we know about the streaming series.
WHAT WE KNOW
The original Grease film, released in 1978, starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as love-struck teenagers at Rydell High School. The prequel series is set in 1954, four years before the events of the original film. It will follow how the “Pink Ladies”, a group of “greaser girls”, came together. Here is the official description from Paramount+
“Before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in school, four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.”Paramount+
The prequel stars Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally, and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is written and produced by creator Annabel Oakes (Transparent). Oakes is also serving as the showrunner for the series. Alethea Jones (Made For Love) will direct the pilot plus two more episodes and will executive produce. It will feature choreography by Jamal Sims. Of course, it’s not Grease without the music. The series will feature new original music, written and executive produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, Tranter.
Production has started on the series and is expected to release later this year on Paramount+.
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