HBO MAX Commissions Spinoff Series GREASE: RYDELL HIGH

Grease (1978) Directed by Randal Kleiser Shown in foreground from left: Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing

HBO Max are getting in on the TV musical game with a series adaption of Grease.

Grease: Rydell High reimagines the movie with some familiar character, as well as a host of new ones. It will still take place in the 1950s, in a world that rocks with big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs as well.

WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the show at the Mipcom conference in Cannes and gave a few extra details on what to expect:

“We’re going to build out the world of this show which everybody loves, in that musical style, and build basically a ‘High Shcool Musical’ kind of experience that will be a big fun rock and roll musical.” 

The project has been ordered straight to series by the new streaming service.