Some issues by no means change — however others are overdue for reinvention. In additional methods than one, the prequel is a blast from the previous, sure to ship on the staples that made the film so iconic: Grease continues to be the phrase, T-Birds are roving the halls of Rydell, auto store dance breaks are inevitable and steamy makeout periods in beautiful automobiles are essential. However one factor that is not value celebrating? A college the place folks really feel pushed to the margins. And that is why the Pink Girls have to be born.
“I would like extra — greater than I in all probability ought to,” sings one of many future Pink Girls. And from the seems of it, that need is greater than sufficient to make change occur. Uninterested in being cat-called, slut-shamed, and handled like nothing, the 4 buddies embrace their unhealthy reputations and decide to color the city pink. I assist ladies’s rights and girls’s wrongs, so let’s simply assume that no matter havoc they wreak shall be completely comprehensible (and based mostly on the trailer, an absolute blast).
Author Annabel Oakes (“Minx,” “Atypical,” “Awkward”) serves as showrunner of the 10-episode sequence and shares directorial duties with Alethea Jones (“Dollface”) for 3 episodes, together with the pilot. Authentic songs for the sequence come from Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Justin Tranter, with choreography by Jamal Sims of “13 The Musical,” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame.
“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” debuts on Paramount+ on April 6, 2023, with new episodes airing weekly on Thursdays.