Calling all ‘Grease’ Fans: We Finally Have a Trailer for ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ TV Show

Pink Ladies, it’s your time to shine!

This week, Paramount+ released the first official trailer for the Grease prequel series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. And to say that Grease fans are in for a wild ride would simply be an understatement.

In the trailer, fans are taken back to Rydell High in the year 1954. Audiences are first introduced to Jane (Marisa Davila), a teenage girl who has the “best summer” of her life with a boy she really likes.

But, when she comes back to school, word gets out about their close relationship and she soon becomes the victim of bullying and sexist remarks. This leads to the birth of the Pink Ladies, so no student has to feel like an outsider at Rydell again.

“We’re gonna need some jackets,” she says at one point in the trailer. “The Pink Lady pledge is to act cool, to look cool and to be cool. ‘Til death do us part, think pink.”

Back in January 2022, the streaming service announced the series would be coming to the platform. The prequel series is written and executive produced by Annabel Oakes, who is behind popular shows like Awkward and Atypical.

The 10-episode series will feature a talented ensemble cast, including Davila (Atypical), Tricia Fukuhara (Dante Falls), Cheyenne Isabel Wells, (Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin), Erin Pierce and Jackie Hoffman (Only Murders in the Building).

After the series announcement, Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television Studios, released a public statement that read, "We are thrilled to unveil our new original series that will introduce an incredible cast of young stars in the making and electrifying musical numbers you will fall in love with.”

She continued, “Annabel and Alethea have managed to brilliantly capture the spirit of the iconic beloved classic film which, like Rise of the Pink Ladies, is both set in the past but relevant to the present.”

Grease, which premiered in 1978, starred John Travolta as a greaser, bad boy named Danny Zuko. Over summer break, he falls in love with a shy, good girl named Sandy Olsson, played by Olivia Newton-John. Once the fall semester starts, they soon discover they now go to the same school. But, their relationship is put to the test by their friends, who are a part of different social cliques.

Mark your calendars, Grease fans: Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will premiere on Paramount+ on April 6.

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