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A Grease Prequel Is Coming And It Sounds Amazing

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A Grease Prequel Is Coming And It Sounds Amazing

Grease fans, big news. Paramount is working on a prequel about the Pink Ladies - and it sounds so good.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is a prequel to the iconic 1978 movie and will be a series made up of 10, hour long episodes.

According to Deadline, it's set four years before the film and is expected to focus on the four Pink Ladies at Rydell High - Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan - although new characters are also set to be introduced, too.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is a prequel to the iconic 1978 movie (Credit: Paramount)
Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is a prequel to the iconic 1978 movie (Credit: Paramount)
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It's written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes, meanwhile Marty Bowen and Erik Feig will also executive produce.

It's not currently clear who will be starring in the prequel, but Grease fans will know the original Pink Ladies were played by Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jamie Donnelly and Dinah Manoff.

They played Rydell High's coolest female clique alongside the T-Birds, consisting of Danny Zuko (John Travolta), Kenickie (Jeff Conaway), Doody (Barry Pearl), Sonny (Michael Tucci), and Putzie (Kelly Ward).

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As it's been 40 years since these characters starred in the movie, we doubt they'll be cast in the series - but who knows! We can hope for a cameo from a couple, right?!

The 1978 movie - set in the late 1950s - was a monumental success when it was released, grossing $400 million (£292 million) compared to its $6 million (4.3 million) budget.

In fact, it was the highest-grossing live-action musical ever before Disney started releasing live-action reboots.

The 1978 movie - set in the late 1950s - was a monumental success when it was released (Credit: Paramount)
The 1978 movie - set in the late 1950s - was a monumental success when it was released (Credit: Paramount)
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The official synopsis for the series reads: "Before rock 'n' roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever."

We are so excited for this... as soon as we have any info on who's set to star, you'll be the first to know!

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