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GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Series Starts Filming in Vancouver

GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES Series Starts Filming in Vancouver

Paramount+’s prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies starts filming in Vancouver, with a new young cast.

In 1954 before rock ‘n’ roll ruled, before the T-Birds were the coolest in the school, four fed-up, outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever.

Working title: Production Town.

Filming dates: January 24th 2022 – June 22nd 2022.

Cast: 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 takes place four years before the original film Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

The 1978 film Grease held the title of highest-grossing live-action musical movie of all time before Disney launched its mega-musical movie franchise, starting with Beauty and the Beast.

Showrunner: Annabel Oakes

Episodes: 10.

Original Music by: Justin Tranter

Choreographer: Jamal Sims.

Director of first and last episodes: Alethea Jones.

The prequel series focuses on new characters not younger versions of Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty and Jan, the four Pink Ladies from Grease.

Frenchy: What do you guys think of Sandy? Do you think we can let her into the Pink Ladies? 

Rizzo: Nah, she looks too pure to be pink! 

Originally intended for HBO Max, the series moved to Paramount +

Producers: Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen; Picturestart’s Erik Feig, Paramount, Warner Media.

The prequel series helped fundraise for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in the Reel Thanksgiving Challenge 2021 ahead of the start of filming in early 2022.

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