HBO Max Orders ‘Grease: Rydell High’, A Series Based on the Classic Film
HBO Max is taking us back to the 50’s with a remake of Grease, titled Grease: Rydell High. The musical series is set in and around the world of Rydell High and brings back the blockbusting movie with some characters you already know, and a whole lot more you will soon meet. Grease: Rydell High will bring back those famed musical numbers from the period combined with new, original songs as well.
“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, 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. You’re the One That I Want!”
HBO Max has made it a point to be inclusive of the teen/young adult demographic. In July, WarnerMedia announced HBO Max will be home to a Gossip Girl spinoff set eight years after the original ended. In addition, HBO Max will also be the new streaming home for all fare from The CW, which was previously housed at Netflix.