HBO Max continues to fill its offer with enticing content. Now, WarnerMedia’s streaming service announced a spinoff musical series based on the 1978 hit, ‘Grease.’
The service said the show would be called ‘Grease: Rydell High’ and would be set in the 50s, just as the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John-led film. With the announcement, they said the film would feature new and already-known characters, and the songs would also be a mix of familiar and original tunes.
“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,” said HBO Max’s description about the project.
It is not the first time ‘Grease’ is remade. Fox did it with a live production in 2016 featuring Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.
“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “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.”
HBO Max will premiere in spring 2020. It is among the new players in the streaming world with Disney +, Apple TV +, and Peacock. They sure are filling their offer with exciting content to prepare for the upcoming fight. 2020 will be an incredible year for TV series fans.