Grease Is Getting A Streaming TV Spinoff

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(Image credit: Grease Screenshot / Paramount Pictures)

Grease is getting a TV spinoff, and it is heading to a streaming platform near you! The upcoming series is entitled Grease: Rydell High, and it is set to take fans back to the universe of the 1978 movie. If you are not already humming a tune from the hit adaptation, you will be after reading what it is about!

Like its movie counterpart, Grease: Rydell High is going to be a musical, and that is not where the similarities end. The series will be set in and around its titular high school. Yes, the same one that Sandy, Danny, and the rest of your favorite characters sung their hearts out in, amid loads of teen drama.

The presser for Grease: Rydell High promises to reimagine the movie as it brings “some” of the characters you are familiar with to the small screen. What about the music? Well, the HBO Max series is vowing to rock out with “big musical numbers” from the 1950s.

Will it be on the scale of the iconic carnival scene? Here is hoping! Prepare yourself, there will be new original songs to accompany all of it. It will be interesting to see if Grease: Rydell High can produce music on the pop-culture scale of its predecessor.

Specifics on an exact premise, as in characters et cetera, have not been disclosed yet. So far, it does not sound like the show will be delving into that fascinating fan theory about the movie’s ending. An overall idea of the types of stories that Grease: Rydell High is aiming to tell has been teased.

Grease: Rydell High will focus on the themes that got tackled in the beloved film adaptation. They include peer pressure, puberty struggles, and the overall “rollercoaster” that is life in middle America with a “modern sensibility.” I think it sounds exciting! Could it be television’s next Glee? Time will tell.

Picturestart and Temple Hill will executive produce the series, while Paramount Television is on-board to produce. The television series is not the only thing that Grease fans have to look forward to. All three of the producers mentioned above have a Grease prequel film in development. It already has a title: Get ready for some Summer Lovin’!

If you are wondering about Grease: Rydell High’s streaming destination, here is some insight. HBO Max probably sounds familiar, but if you are wondering why, there is a reasonable explanation. The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco has her next show set to take flight on the upcoming streamer.

The long-awaited Gossip Girl reboot that got announced a few months ago is also set to stream on HBO Max. Then there is the news that arguably gave HBO Max one of its greatest boosts. The up-and-coming service is set to be the new streaming home for Friends after it leaves Netflix. Grease: Rydell High will be in some distinguished company when it launches!

A premiere date for the Grease TV spinoff has not gotten announced quite yet. The series will arrive at some point on HBO Max, so stay tuned. In the meantime, there is no shortage of fall premieres to keep you singing with delight!

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.