Grease prequel series Rise Of The Pink Ladies lit green at Paramount + for a season of 10 episodes – .

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Grease prequel series Rise Of The Pink Ladies lit green at Paramount + for a season of 10 episodes – .


A prequel series to the iconic musical from the 1978 film Grease was picked up for 10 episodes on Paramount +.

Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies will trace the formation of the famous girl group from the original Broadway show and its film adaptation.

As the film follows its characters through their final year at Rydell High School, the show will show them as freshmen, Deadline revealed on Friday.

What a Idea: A prequel series to the iconic 1978 film musical Grease (pictured) subtitled Rise Of The Pink Ladies was picked up for 10 episodes at Paramount +

In the film, the Pink Ladies were a beloved cast of supporting characters whose nickname came from the color of their matching jackets.

Stockard Channing played her queen bee Rizzo who suffers from a crack in her sardonic exterior when she experiences a fear of pregnancy.

Didi Conn as Frenchy, Jamie Donnelly as Jan and Dinah Manoff as Marty made up the rest of the group Pink Ladies.

Although the film was released in 1978, it’s actually set exactly 20 years earlier and revolves around the ‘fatter’ youth culture of the 1950s.

Who’s who: In the original film, Stockard Channing played the Queen Bee of the Pink Ladies Rizzo who suffers from a crack in her sardonic exterior when she experiences a fear of pregnancy

Quartet: Didi Conn as Frenchy (second from left), Jamie Donnelly as Jan (second from right) and Dinah Manoff as Marty (right) made up the rest of the Pink Ladies group

Quartet: Didi Conn as Frenchy (second from left), Jamie Donnelly as Jan (second from right) and Dinah Manoff as Marty (right) made up the rest of the Pink Ladies group

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John directed the cast of the film which made them international superstars.

The original stage version of the musical opened on Broadway in 1971 with a book and sheet music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Annabel Oakes writes and presents Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies which was initially at HBO Max until it was dropped last year.

Remember when: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John led the cast of the film that made them international superstars

Remember when: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John led the cast of the film that made them international superstars

Period Piece: Although the film was released in 1978, it's actually set exactly 20 years earlier and revolves around the 'fatter' youth culture of the 1950s.

Period Piece: Although the film was released in 1978, it’s actually set exactly 20 years earlier and revolves around the ‘fatter’ youth culture of the 1950s.

Paramount + finally got their hands on the project in the fall of last year, it has been in development since then.

The original Grease film was a huge success – at the time the highest-grossing musical of all time – and culminated in a flop sequel in 1982 with Michelle Pfeiffer.

Michelle played a Pink Lady in the suite with other members of the group played by actresses such as Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland.

Oops: The original Grease film was a huge hit - at the time the highest-grossing musical of all time - and culminated in a 1982 flop sequel starring Michelle Pfeiffer (pictured)

Oops: The original Grease film was a huge hit – at the time the highest-grossing musical of all time – and culminated in a 1982 flop sequel starring Michelle Pfeiffer (pictured)

The style continues: Michelle played a Pink Lady in the sequel along with other band members played by actresses such as Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (second from left)

The style continues: Michelle played a Pink Lady in the sequel along with other band members played by actresses such as Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft (second from left)

Three years ago, Fox aired a live television production of Grease with Vanessa Hudgens who continued recording despite her father’s death the day before.

In addition to the Pink Ladies show, Grease also gets a prequel movie called Summer Lovin ‘- the title of one of the most famous songs from the original film.

Brett Haley – who directed the 2015 film I’ll See You In My Dreams starring Blythe Danner – directs Summer Lovin ‘according to Deadline.

Trouper: Three years ago Fox aired a live TV production of Grease with Vanessa Hudgens (right) who continued recording despite her father's death the day before

Trouper: Three years ago Fox aired a live TV production of Grease with Vanessa Hudgens (right) who continued recording despite her father’s death the day before

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