“Grease” Spinoff Series Ordered at HBO Max

Olivia Newton-John in "Grease"

HBO Max has handed a series order to a musical spinoff series of the iconic movie. 

Multiple outlets confirm that a Grease spinoff series titled Grease: Rydell High is officially happening. 

The series is inspired by the 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and will be set in the world of the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds 1950s high-school. 

Grease: Rydell High “reimagines the global smash hit movie with some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet. It’s still the 1950s, a world that rocks with big musical numbers from the period combined with new original songs as well. It’s the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty, and the rollercoaster of life in middle America with a modern sensibility that will bring it to life for today’s musical lovers.”

“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,” Sarah Aubrey, head of content at HBO Max, said 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. You’re the One That I Want!”