The Grease spinoff collection that was initially ordered at HBO Max has discovered a brand new residence at Paramount Plus, and together with the change comes a brand new title. Initially referred to as Rydell Excessive, the collection was initially introduced as part of the brand new streamer’s upcoming tasks by former WarnerMedia Leisure chairman Bob Greenblatt. Reportedly, new HBO Max Chief Content material Officer Casey Bloys wasn’t as all for preserving the collection on the streamer. This opened the door for ViacomCBS to choose up the present with their very own new streaming service, Paramount Plus.
Regardless of the shakeup with the place it is going to stream, Annabel Oakes continues to be on board because the creator of the mission. She additionally serves as a author and government producer. Now generally known as Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls, the brand new collection will function an hour-long musical comedy format. It would observe “how the notorious Pink Girls (comprised of Sandy, Rizzo, Jan, Marty and Frenchy within the unique film) started and the way the reverence, worry, and ethical panic they sparked modified Rydell Excessive ceaselessly.”
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A number of new songs shall be created for Rise of the Pink Girls, and a few of the extra memorable tunes from the 1950’s may additionally be featured. Nonetheless, a few of the hottest songs from the unique film might be absent from the spinoff collection. When the mission was first ordered at HBO Max, producers had been unable to amass the rights to songs like “Grease Lightning” and “Summer time Nights.” Per Selection, Paramount TV Studios continues to be attempting to ink a deal to make use of the traditional music, so there’s nonetheless an opportunity the fan favourite songs might be included.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls is being government produced by Picturestart and Temple Hill, the businesses concerned with a Grease prequel film that is additionally within the works. Titled Summer time Lovin’, the Paramount Photos mission shall be directed by Brett Haley (Coronary heart Beats Loud) utilizing a screenplay penned by Leah McKendrick. The story will particularly observe the occasions described within the tune “Summer time Nights,” when Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson had began their romance.
Below its new identify, Paramount Plus is slated to launch in early 2021. The streamer is at the moment in operation as CBS All Entry, and its new identify is a part of a rebranding effort to make its identify extra globally recognizable. Different tasks within the works for the brand new streamer embody a reboot of the film The Sport and a restricted collection in regards to the making of The Godfather referred to as The Supply. Tons of content material to stream from years previous can even be included, with Paramount Plus providing present libraries from Comedy Central, BET, CBS, MTV, and Nickelodeon.
In fact, it is the unique content material that any new streamer must survive in at this time’s saturated market, and grabbing Rydell Excessive is one other step in that route. It isn’t clear when taking pictures on Rise of the Pink Girls will start. Maybe now that the collection is within the works elsewhere, manufacturing could begin shifting alongside quickly with extra updates within the close to future. This information involves us from Selection.