No longer going by its original name given to it by HBO Max, Rydell High is getting a makeover like the iconic character Sandy did in the film. Variety is reporting that the series will undergo a name change and finding a new film; the Grease spinoff series is now going by Rise of the Pink Ladies and will move from HBO Max to Paramount+.
Variety describes the series as “an hour-long musical comedy about how the infamous Pink Ladies (comprised of Sandy, Rizzo, Jan, Marty, and Frenchy in the original movie) began and how the reverence, fear, and moral panic they sparked changed Rydell High forever.” Expect to see castings for those characters and possibly Danny Zuko soon.
The move between streaming services comes as HBO’s Casey Bloys decided not to move forward with the project. Bloys took over HBO Max content duties as part of his promotion to Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max in August. However, this works out for Paramount+ as Paramount Television Studios are already the creators behind the show. Picturestart and Temple Hill are crafting the show and already working on a Grease prequel movie called Summer Lovin alongside Paramount Pictures.