It looks as if we really can by no means have an excessive amount of of an excellent factor: a number of months after the Grease prequel movie Summer time Loving was introduced, HBO Max has handed out a straight-to-series order for a derivative musical of the basic movie titled Grease: Rydell Excessive. That is proper, people – we’re heading again to the hallowed halls of Rydell Excessive, the highschool on the heart of all of the motion.
Whereas Summer time Loving will recount the terribly romantic Summer time affair between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s characters, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, Rydell Excessive will introduce viewers to an entire host of latest faces. In line with The Hollywood Reporter, the sequence will reimagine the unique film whereas nonetheless being set within the ’50s and have huge musical numbers from the period. It will discover the same old subjects of high-school dramas, together with the horrors of puberty and peer pressures of highschool.
“This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock ‘n’ roll musical,” Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of authentic content material, stated in a press release. “It is Grease 2.zero however with the identical spirit, vitality and pleasure you instantly consider while you hear any of those iconic songs.”
Paramount Tv (which can be behind Fox’s Emmy-winning TV musical Grease: Reside) will produce the sequence, however there is not any phrase on a premiere date or episode depend. We’ll be protecting a watch out for additional particulars as time goes on, however HBO Max is ready to launch across the finish of the yr, so hopefully we’ll know extra quickly!