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HBO Are Remaking Grease And It's The One That We Want

HBO Are Remaking Grease And It's The One That We Want

Do you know your Pink Ladies from your poodle skirts, and your T-Birds from your Teen Angel?

Well, buckle up, because HBO have announced that they will be remaking movie-musical juggernaut Grease (1971) - and it's the TV equivalent of kitting out the 'Greased Lightning' 1948 Ford De Luxe Convertible with a supercharged new engine.

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HBO revealed the news with a poster featuring a pink lady (Credit: HBO Max)
HBO revealed the news with a poster featuring a pink lady (Credit: HBO Max)

WarnerMedia broke the news on Tuesday, publishing a poster for Grease: Rydell High featuring a Pink Lady in profile, captioned "it's the one that we want!"

The spin-off, which is in the early stages of production, is billed as a shiny 'new musical series'. Die-hard fans, fear not, the action will be "set in and around the world of Rydell High" where the original film takes place.

We're imagining a hybrid of Glee and High School Musical, with a bit of Sex Education thrown in, plus plenty of loving references to the iconic original.

The 1978 original (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
The 1978 original (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
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Hungry for more details? According to the official description realised by HBO Max, the series will be a retelling of "the global smash hit movie with some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet."

"It's still the 1950s, a world that rocks with big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs as well. It's the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty, and the rollercoaster of life in middle America with a modern sensibility that will bring it to life for today's musical lovers."

As to the crew and production, the series will come from Paramount TV (the folks behind Grease: Live, whose cast included former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens) and a search for a stellar writer for the series is underway.

As yet, no premiere date for the series has been announced.

Let the casting rumours begin! We got chills. They're multiplying.

Topics: Film, TV and Film, HBO, TV

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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