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'Grease' to get TV spin-off 'Rydell High'
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'Grease' to get TV spin-off 'Rydell High'
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Los Angeles, Oct 16 (TIWN) A spin-off to the hit 1978 movie musical "Grease Live" is set to hit the small screen.

Six months after rights-holders Paramount announced a Grease feature film prequel, a TV spinoff based on the John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 musical is in the works. WarnerMedia-backed streamer HBO Max has handed out a straight-to-series order for the musical Grease: Rydell High, with its name stemming from the school at the center of the beloved original.

The project will be produced by Paramount Television, the studio behind Fox's Emmy-winning 2016 one-off Grease: Live. Erik Feig's Picturestart and Temple Hill (Love, Simon) will executive produce. The new take reimagines the original movie and will feature some characters from it. The series is still set in the 1950s and will feature big musical numbers from the era combined with new original songs. It will explore the peer pressures of high school, the horrors of puberty and life in middle America with a modern sensibility.

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