‘Grease’ spinoff show headed to HBO Max

“Grease” is the word over at HBO Max, where a television series spinoff from the classic 1978 musical is in the works.

The streaming service said Tuesday that “Grease: Rydell High” will be set in the 1950s, the same era as the film, and will include new and familiar characters. The music will blend ’50s songs and original tunes.

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After the original flick — based on a stage musical and starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta — was released, a sequel featuring Michelle Pfeiffer premiered to somewhat less acclaim in 1982. Fox produced an Emmy-winning live version of the show starring Julianne Hough and Vaness Hudgens in 2016.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount — which will produce the show — is also developing a prequel film called “Summer Loving” that will focus on Sandy, Danny and their summer fling before returning to school.

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The spinoff’s cast and debut date have yet to be announced.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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