Our chills are multiplying — a Grease spin-off series is coming to HBO Max, WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service. The musical show, titled Grease: Rydell High, will be based in and around the world of the hit 1978 movie.
Set in the 1950s, Grease: Rydell High will combine new and familiar characters from the franchise, and it will feature new original songs alongside big musical numbers from the era. The official description teases that the show will also touch on "the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty, and the rollercoaster of life in middle America with a modern sensibility."
"Grease is an iconic pop-culture phenomenon that works for every generation, and I'm thrilled that our friends at Paramount were excited about the idea of opening up the show and putting it on a larger canvas for a weekly series," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, in a statement. "This is high school and life in small-town USA told on the scale of a big rock'n'roll musical. It's Grease 2.0 but with the same spirit, energy, and excitement you immediately think of when you hear any of these iconic songs."
Picturestart and Temple Hill will serve as executive producers, and Paramount Television and Picturestart will produce the series. Temple Hill, Picturestart, and Paramount Pictures are also in development on a feature film prequel to Grease called Summer Lovin'.