The Paramount+ original musical series “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” will premiere on the streaming service April 6 in the United States and Canada, with new episodes available weekly on Thursdays thereafter. It will premiere the following day in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, with new episodes on subsequent Fridays.
The 10-episode season serves as a prequel to 1978’s Grease and its 1982 sequel. The show takes place in 1954, four years before the events of the original film, as four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.
The series stars Marisa Davila as Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells as Olivia, Ari Notartomaso as Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara as Nancy, Shanel Bailey as Hazel, Madison Thompson as Susan, Johnathan Nieves as Richie, Jason Schmidt as Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper as Wally and Jackie Hoffman as Asst. Principal McGee.
“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” is written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes (“Atypical,” “Transparent”), who also serves as showrunner and director. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey executive produce for Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach also executive produces and Alethea Jones (“Made For Love,” “Dollface,” EVIL) directed the pilot plus two more episodes and executive produces. Erik Feig and Samie Kim Falvey executive produce via PICTURESTART, and Grace Gilroy also produces. Choreography is by Jamal Sims, who also directed, and music is by Grammy Award nominee and executive music producer Justin Tranter.