The great girl gang, the Pink Ladies, will get their origin story told in the new musical comedy, Grease: The Rise of the Pink Ladies.
Originally slated to be featured on HBO Max, the prequel to the movie, Grease, has found its home on Paramount+. The 10-episode show will start streaming April 6 with a new episode every Thursday after that.
Set in 1954, the show stars Marisa Davila as Jane, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Jonathan Nieves as Richie, Madison Thompson as Susan, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally and Jackie Hoffman as Assistant Principle McGee.
“Our characters will get to experience from a different lens and how those experiences overlap with others with a marginalized identity,” said Ari Notartomaso. “I think we have the opportunity to represent another struggle that overlaps with things we’re dealing with today like racism.”
Four years before Rizzo, Jan, Marty, and Frenchie ruled the school, Rise of the Pink Ladies shows what happens when “four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms,” says the streaming service, “sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.”